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How IBM is Enabling Smarter Management of … Medieval Abbeys

June 20, 2011 No Comments

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 the most priceless, hand-made religious and secular artifacts dating back to 800 AD.

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