In an article by Alex Keown, Breaking News Staff, in their May 24th issue, he reported ” Biotech researchers looking to harness the power of big data could have an easier time with the new partnership between IBM (IBM) and the tranSMART Foundation, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization founded in 2012 with a goal of providing a platform to share pre-competitive data for use in designing transformational medicines.”  The article goes on to describe the merger with the i2b2 Foundation as well as some of the history, while focusing on the new version of the tranSMART Platform on the IBM Power8 server.