Tags: OpenPOWER

NVIDIA accelerates IBM POWER8 past Intel

At Supercomputer 16 (SC16) IBM and NVIDIA have announced what they call the fastest deep learning enterprise solution. The system is based on IBM Power System S822LC platforms that were announced in September. These systems contain the latest version of the IBM POWER8 processor that has NVIDIA NVLink embedded in it. IBM has also released…

Tencent Cloud smashes 4 world records

Tencent Cloud has smashed 4 world records for sorting data. The word smashed is appropriate as the new benchmarks are between 2 and 5 times better than 2015. Tencent Cloud now holds the record in both versions of the Gray and Minute tests that are administered by Sort Benchmark. The records were set using IBM…

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…

OpenPOWER powers European science

The OpenPOWER Foundation has announced a number of customer wins in the European scientific and HPC space. The announcement comes as the first OpenPOWER European Summit kicks off in Barcelona. It has also announced the formation of the Physical Science Work Group to help it develop new solutions for this market. The announcements come on…

Watson goes back to school

IBM has announced that it is to partner with the University of Illinois to create a cognitive computing center for researching both machine learning and heterogeneous computing systems. Based at the Urbana campus the Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) will be housed within the College of Engineering and will open in the summer…

Will AMD Polaris spark GPU revival?

AMD has unveiled the AMD Polaris GPU architecture at CES 2016 as it looks to turn around its fortunes in the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) market. What makes the announcement interesting is that AMD will be using 14nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. While FinFET is not a ‘new’ technology it does hold significant…

Mellanox is supercharging the network

Mellanox has unveiled its latest line-up of networking technology and looks set to shake up the market as it sets out to supercharge the network. The four main components inside any computing environment are CPU, memory storage and network. CPU performance has had a significant jump lately with lower power, higher core counts and greater…

SuperVessel open access cloud for OpenPOWER

IBM has announced the availability of SuperVessel cloud, a development and learning environment for the OpenPOWER Foundation. SuperVessel has been developed by IBM Systems Labs and IBM Research based in Beijing. It is described by IBM as an open access cloud service for developers who want to participate in the OpenPOWER ecosystem. The goal of…

IBM bets £200 million on UK Big Data

IBM and the UK Government have announced a £313 million deal to further research into Big Data at the Hartree Centre in Daresbury. The deal sees IBM putting in £200 million in technology and on-site expertise alongside the £113 million announced by the UK Government last year. The most interesting side of this is the…

IBM gives SAP HANA a POWER8 boost

IBM has announced a series of Power Systems Solution Editions for the SAP HANA platform. This new announcement extends IBM support for SAP from x86 to its POWER8 processor. It also builds on the announcement in March that IBM SoftLayer would provide OpenPOWER-based bare-metal servers. In the press release, IBM states that this announcement follows…