CUDA 5.5 For IBM POWER8

NVLogo_2DThe NVIDIA® CUDA® Toolkit provides a comprehensive development environment for C and C++ developers building GPU-accelerated applications. The CUDA Toolkit includes a compiler for NVIDIA GPUs, math libraries, and tools for debugging and optimizing the performance of your applications. You’ll also find programming guides, user manuals, API reference, and other documentation to help you get started quickly accelerating your application with GPUs.

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OpenPOWER-based Systems from Tyan

To meet the emerging needs of evolving IT worlds, TYAN is honored to present its Palmetto System, the TYAN GN70-BP010. As the first commercialized customer reference system provided from an official member from the OpenPOWER ecosystem, the TYAN GN70-BP010 is based POWER 8 Architecture and follows the OpenPOWER Foundation’s design concept.

More about the TYAN GN70-BP010: http://www.tyan.com/campaign/openpower/index.html

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Best Practices for Migrating Linux/x86 Applications to Linux on IBM Power Systems

October 7, 2011 by Pat Fleming 
With its 2010 launch of a new generation of Power Systems servers and blades based on the POWER7 processor architecture, IBM has extended its market lead and elevated system performance, throughput and energy efficiency to unprecedented levels that far outpace competitors. Most importantly, the new architecture also provides the foundation for the integrated PowerVM virtualization solution to deliver unrivaled scalability, flexibility and robustness. As
a result, enterprise workloads deployed in PowerVM virtual machines (VMs) not only run faster on POWER7-based platforms, but they can also scale further and be optimized more efficiently.

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White Paper: Migrating Linux applications from x86 to IBM Power Systems

With IBM® Power Systems™ servers and blades based on the IBM POWER® processor architecture, IBM has significantly elevated system performance, throughput and resiliency. These servers are capable of running your choice of operating systems (Linux, IBM AIX® and IBM i) in whatever combination you choose. Most importantly, the new architecture also integrates IBM PowerVM® virtualization to provide extreme scalability, flexibility and robustness. As a result, enterprise workloads deployed in PowerVM virtual machines (VMs) not only run faster on POWER-based platforms, but they can also scale further and be optimized more efficiently.

PowerVM is a complete virtualization solution that is integrated and packaged with Power Systems. This is a very robust implementation of virtualization developed by IBM, based on best practices learned over the course of four decades of experience with the IBM mainframe. With each new Power Systems generation, IBM continues to grow its virtualization offerings beyond just the hypervisor, using features such as Live Partition Mobility and Active Memory Sharing. Reducing costs, improving service and managing risk are three focus areas virtualization customers are interested in. Deploying virtualization can maximize scalability to reduce IT costs.

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Guide to Port Linux on x86 applications to Linux on Power systems

In most cases, porting Linux applications from the x86 platform to Linux on Power is simple because both platforms are based on a common Linux version from Novell SUSE or Red Hat. Porting often requires only a GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) recompile with minor changes to some compiler and linker switches.

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Software Development Toolkit for PowerLinux ( No charge download )

The IBM Software Development Kit for Linux on Power (SDK) is a free, Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The SDK integrates C/C++ source development with the Advance Toolchain, Post-Link Optimization, and classic Linux performance analysis tools, including Oprofile, Perf and Valgrind.

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Linux on Power Support: link to developerWorks Linux on Power community

IBM and Linux deliver servers, software, and solutions built on the IBM Power Systems platform. IBM’s Power servers run industry standard Linux from Red Hat, SUSE and now Canonical’s Ubuntu.  This community is your source for technical resources for Linux software on Power systems, including direct access to other Linux on Power users, and the development team behind both Linux and Power technologies.

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