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President Obama recognizes IBM with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

  • President Obama and IBM CEO Palmisano photo

    President Obama recognizes IBM with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

    Date added: 07 Oct 2009

    President Obama recognizes IBM with the 2008 National Medal of Technology and Innovation for the IBM Blue Gene family of supercomputers. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the United States' most prestigious award given to leading innovators for technological achievement. IBM CEO Sam Palmisano is shown here accepting the award on IBM's behalf on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. IBM Blue Gene is one of the world's fastest, most energy-efficient computers -- one that is helping to solve humanity's most stubborn challenges in science, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, defense, finance, and other crucial disciplines.