General Motors Corp. says the new supercomputer it bought April 21 from International Business Machines Corp. will speed up product development time while saving the auto maker millions of dollars. Based on IBM’s POWER4 technology, the supercomputer allows greater global collaboration and improved validation analysis. The ability to perform virtual product-development testing – in place of using actual hardware – is key to cutting costs while reducing the time needed to move a car or ...

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