European Market Adopting OpenPOWER Technology at Accelerated Pace

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “At the inaugural OpenPOWER European Summit, the OpenPOWER Foundation made a series of announcements today detailing the rapid growth, adoption and support of OpenPOWER across the continent. Members announced: a series of European-based OpenPOWER technology implementations advancing corporate innovation and driving important world research including the […]

New OpenPOWER Cloud Boosts Ecosystem for Innovation and Development

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced SuperVessel, a first-of-its-kind initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing’s IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now […]

Is Moore’s Law Dead?

by Angela Guess Brad McCredie of IBM recently wrote for Venture Beat, “The reality is, the literal definition of Moore’s Law that every 18 months you can get the same number of transistors (or Silicon Functionality) for half the price is reaching its limit. However, the concept of consistent cost/performance gains is very much alive […]

IBM Ships POWER8 Power System Servers to Provide Clients an Open Platform for Big Data

by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports that “IBM today began shipping its next generation of Power Systems servers incorporating IBM’s POWER8 processor which is available for license and open for development through the OpenPOWER Foundation. The new POWER8-based Power Systems result from a $2.4 billion, three-plus year development effort and exploit the innovation of […]

Google Demos POWER8 Server Motherboard

by Angela Guess Gordon MacKean of Google recently wrote, “Today I’m excited to show off a Google POWER8 server motherboard in the OpenPOWER booth at the Impact 2014 conference in Las Vegas.  We’re always looking to deliver the highest quality of service for our users, and so we built this server to port our software stack […]

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