Tags: POWER8

Anaconda snakes onto IBM

IBM and Continuum Analytics are to make open source data science platform Anaconda available on IBM Cognitive Systems. The deal will see Anaconda integrated with PowerAI allowing it to take advantage of machine learning. It will also see the Open Data Science platform take advantage of the latest POWER8 processors and NVIDIA GPUs. According to Bob…

The elephant climbs on IBM Storage

IBM and Hortonworks have announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on IBM Elastic Storage (ESS) and IBM Spectrum Scale. The announcement comes a week after a series of other updates to the IBM Spectrum and Cloud Object Storage product lines. It sees HDP being certified on IBM Spectrum Scale on both Power8 and x86. This…

Dashlane adds Intel SGX support

Online identity management vendor Dashlane has added support for Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). The announcement came in a press release and a blog from Malaika Nicholas, Community Manager at Dashlane. This adds hardware-enhanced encryption to Dashlane’s existing password vault technology. According to Emmanuel Schalit, CEO, Dashlane: “Dashlane is committed to staying on the cutting edge…

Crowdsourcing a POWER8 motherboard

Using crowdsourcing to fund projects has become popular. Everyone from music bands to board games developers, watch designers to drone projects are using the approach. The idea is to get people to contribute different sums of money to fund a project from conception to production. On the whole the process works well with the majority…

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…

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…

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.…

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…