(Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp., seeking to revitalize hardware sales, introduced a new Power Systems server with an open platform that gives programmers more flexibility to develop uses for the device.

IBM spent $2.4 billion in more than three years to create the hardware, which is used in data centers. The system has more than 11 miles (18 kilometers) of copper wiring, which helps the servers process large amounts of data, the company said today in a statement.

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