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IBM Jolts GM's Volt

IBM provided software including design and simulation development tools, design processes, battery testing simulation software and electronic control systems. Robert LeBlanc, IBM senior vice president of middleware software, said the Volt has 100 electronic controllers, its own IP address and about 10 million lines of software code -- more than the Boeing (BA - Get Report) 787, which has eight million lines of code.

"I like to call the Volt a rolling data center," LeBlanc said. At any given moment, a team of three to four dozen IBM workers were dedicating to adapting IBM software to the Volt.


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