20 Jun '11, 3am

How IBM is Enabling Smarter Management of ... Medieval Abbeys

How IBM is Enabling Smarter Management of ... Medieval Abbeys

Question: What does a rack of high-performance, network blade-servers have in common with the 15th century Flemish tapestry The Hunt for the Unicorn ? Answer: Both are being watched over by some of IBM's most advanced smart building systems. Last week, as part of a roll-out of a broader suite of smart building technologies , I got to enjoy a dose of high culture and high technology, catching Big Blue's announcement of novel collaboration with New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art . IBM is supplying a suite of hardware and software as part of its Intelligent Building Management system to help the Met fine-tune the maintenance and preservation of its one-of-a-kind collection of medieval artwork. The move adapts technology developed originally to monitor and manage energy-intensive data centers -- cutting-edge technology of the 21st century -- to help care or for some of...

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