IBM who pioneered the way of computing with their IBM mainframes and supercomputers seems to be on the horizon of revolution again. This time it won’t be the world of computing that is impacted, but rather the world of golf. Virginia Rometty, IBM’s new female CEO, attended the Augusta Masters in a pink jacket, not a green one. She watched from the gallery on the 18th green Sunday, April 8, 2012 and knew enough about golf to applaud several good shots in the final hole.
NASA’s Chief Information Officer, Linda Cureton, announced in a blog on February 11, 2012 that NASA has shut down its last mainframe — the IBM Z9 Mainframe — a two-ton, 56 square-foot monster running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4), stating, "This month marks the end of an era in NASA computing.”