Tags: OpenPOWER Foundation

Talos II breaks cover with first Power9 machine

Raptor Computing Systems has announced the Talos II POWER9-based computer. It is the first computer based on the IBM POWER9 processor to be available for pre order. With IBM yet to announce the release date for the POWER9 this is a bold move by Raptor. This is not Raptor’s first Power Systems solution. In December they tried…

OpenPOWER announces new developer solutions

The OpenPOWER Foundation has announced new solutions and developer tools in Europe. The announcement came at the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit Europe taking place in Barcelona. There are two big announcements for developers. The first is a new European developer cloud. There is also a new CAPI (Coherent Accelerated Processor Interface) SNAP (Storage, Networking, and Acceleration…

Xilinx continues to accelerate SuperVessel 

Xilinx has announced that it is to make more technology available to developers looking to take advantage of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FGPAs) to accelerate their applications. The announcement made jointly with IBM will see Xilinx add the latest version of their SDAccel Development Environment for FPGA acceleration to OpenPOWER Supervessel. SDAccel supports a range…

OpenPOWER continues to power forward

At the OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose the OpenPOWER Foundation has announced more than 50 new products. While most are based on the POWER8 processor there were also announcements around the POWER9 which many have been waiting for. With just 30 existing OpenPOWER-based solutions already shipping, these announcements show a significant take-up of the platform.…

OpenPOWER focuses on performance

The OpenPOWER Foundation and IBM have announced a number of new initiatives to improve performance and drive the adoption of IBM Power-based systems into the market. There are two key focus points here. The first is to deepen the collaboration between IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation members and bring more technology into IBMs POWER-based systems.…

Accelerating data centre applications 

Xilinx and IBM have announced they are to deepen their collaboration beyond work in the OpenPOWER Foundation. This is a multi-year deal focused on Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-enabled workload acceleration and IBM POWER-based systems. The length of the deal means that Xilinx are going to be tightly integrated with more than IBM POWER8…

Accelerating big data and analytics

IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have announced the UK’s first POWER Acceleration and Design Centre (PADC) using technology from OpenPOWER companies. The PADC will be located at the STFC Hartree Centre and its initial focus will be in helping UK business to exploit High Performance Computing (HPC) for modelling…

IBM Deepens OpenPOWER partnerships 

IBM has deepened its OpenPOWER partnerships with the announcement of new Power Systems LC range of servers. The announcement of the new Power Systems LC servers came in both a press release and a blog from Doug Balog, General Manager for Power Systems at IBM. The focus of this announcement is not just about IBM…