OpenPOWER Foundation Unveils Hardware Solutions To Deliver Server Alternatives

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opby Angela Guess

A recent article reports, “The OpenPOWER Foundation today announced more than ten hardware solutions – spanning systems, boards, and cards, and a new microprocessor customized for China.  Built collaboratively by OpenPOWER members, the new solutions exploit the POWER architecture to provide more choice, customization and performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers. The OpenPOWER Foundation which is a collaboration of technologists encouraging the adoption of an open server architecture for computer data centers has grown to more than 110 businesses, organizations and individuals across 22 countries. IBM’s POWER architecture is the cornerstone of innovation for the OpenPOWER Foundation, creating a computing platform available to all.”

The article continues, “Members and customers recognize the technical benefits of the POWER architecture. The POWER8 microprocessor is the first processor designed from the ground up for Big Data and analytics workloads. With the best of breed alternative chip estimated to be priced 50% higher (1), the POWER8 processor utilized by OpenPOWER members and others can enable the design of systems that deliver better performance (2) – projected at nearly 60% (3) better performance per dollar spent on processors.”

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