Blogs

Wasting CPU hours on compression The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB) has a large computing resource that supports researchers at Oregon State University by providing processing power, file storage service and more. This computational resource is also used to capture all data generated from...

Robbie Williamson, Chair of the Board, OpenPOWER Foundation Last week was a special occasion: the OpenPOWER Foundation hosted its first Twitter Chat – moderated by yours truly and our Executive Director Hugh Blemings. We focused on the upcoming OpenPOWER Summit and the innovations and collaboration that...

Hi OpenPOWER Foundation members, We’re excited to announce our first Twitter chat on Thursday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Here are some of details you should know: The chat will be hosted right on our @OpenPOWERorg Twitter page We will have two special guest hosts, Hugh...

By Leif Reinert, Bradford Thomasson and Saif Abrar Earlier this week, we introduced the availability of the POWER9 Functional Simulator. Our team is proud to offer the simulation environment, which can be downloaded from our website. The POWER9 Functional Simulator has already been put to the test...

By Leif Reinert, Bradford Thomasson and Saif Abrar As we launch POWER9, our IBM Cognitive Systems Simulation team is proud to introduce the POWER9 Functional Simulator as a new publicly available simulation environment. Click here to download the POWER9 Functional Simulator from our website. By implementing the...

Minicloud aims to bring POWER architecture to everyone free of charge. (Yes, you read that right: FREE of charge.) Minicloud Services Minicloud provides two basic services, virtual machines and job scheduling. Voice machines are aimed at general purpose usage, allowing users to have full control over the resources allocated...

By Adam Gibson, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Skymind The world of artificial intelligence is developing at an ever-increasing pace. At Skymind, our mission is to make deep learning simple and accessible to enterprises. We’re tackling some of the most advanced problems in data analysis and machine...

By Ahsan Javed Awan, Research Associate, Imperial College London I recently completed my doctoral thesis, in which I characterize the performance of in-memory data analytics with Apache Spark on scale-up servers. The sheer increase in the volume of data over the last decade has triggered research in...