OpenPOWER Overview

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The OpenPOWER Foundation was founded in 2013 as an open technical membership organization that will enable data centers to rethink their approach to technology. Member companies are enabled to customize POWER CPU processors and system platforms for optimization and innovation for their business needs. These innovations include custom systems for large or warehouse scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, platform optimization for SW appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation. OpenPOWER members are actively pursing all of these innovations and more and welcome all parties to join in moving the state of the art of OpenPOWER systems design forward. OpenPOWER Intro Video. Please click here to learn more about OpenPOWER Ready products.

2017 Foundation Goals

The OpenPOWER Foundation Board of Directors is chartered to set the tactical and strategic direction of the organization.  It has established the following 2017 goals for the Foundation with four technical areas of focus on Machine Learning/AI, Database/Analytics, Cloud, and Containers:


Build member offerings/solutions and customer testimonials

  • Provide compelling workload examples (product offerings, client testimonials) to inspire adoption of OpenPOWER technology
  • Showcase broad and deep set of OpenPOWER solutions (hardware, software, combinations, workgroup output, tools/resources, etc) through OpenPOWER
  • Continue to build on workgroups/products across solution areas, industries, and software layers


Build and engage our Developer community

  • Cultivate active and grow the developer community leveraging meet-ups across OpenPOWER and other communities for geo focus as well as specific contests, plugfests, engagement with workgroups, and a strong ambassador program


Build and engage our Member community

  • Strengthen value proposition at Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels with clear value distinction at each level. Continue to grow membership and engagement at all levels

 

 

Platinum Members

Gold Members