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When invention turns to innovation (10 Nov 2004)
Ultimately, there will be, says Mr Donofrio, no value in being "computer illiterate".

To some, it sounds like a technological world gone mad. To Mr Donofrio, it is a vision innovation that will happen.

Behind this vision should be a rich robust network capability and "deep computing", says Mr Donofrio.

Deep computing is the ability to perform lots of complex calculations on massive amounts of data, and integral to this concept is supercomputing.

It has value, according to IBM, because it helps humans work out extremely complex problems to come up with valuable solutions, such as how to refine millions of net search results, finding cures for diseases, or understanding exactly how a gene or protein operates.
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