By Mike Gschwind, Chief Engineer, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, IBM Cognitive Applications have transformed the face of computing and how humans interact with computers. Some examples are driver-assistive technologies for enhanced road safety, personalized assistants like Siri and Google Now for improved productivity; and enhanced public security through advanced threat detection. Reflecting the increasing importance of cognitive applications, when we launched the OpenPOWER Developer Challenge earlier this month we included a competition around developing cognitive applications: the Cognitive Cup!

By Juliana Rodrigues, Student, Unicamp (This post appears as part of our Developer Series. To learn more about what developers are doing with OpenPOWER, visit the OpenPOWER Developer Challenge) I was about four years old when I got my first computer, but it wasn't until I was 13 that I had my first experience with Linux. I didn't have a CD drive at the time, so I did a Debian Etch net-install on a dial-up connection. It only took about four hours until I lost my connection and had to start over. After a few more hours and a lot of work, when I saw the login screen I felt like I was diving into a new world.

By Ludovica Delpiano, E4 Computing E4’s mission, to drive innovation by implementing and integrating cutting-edge solutions with the best performance for every high-end computing and storage requirement, is very much our focus for this year’s edition of ISC. We chose to showcase a number of systems at our booth, #914, based on one of the most advanced technologies available at the moment: accelerated POWER8 technology.

By Dr. Srini Chari, Managing Partner, Cabot Partners 5I’m pleased to announce the publication of Cabot Partners’ new Whitepaper, HPC and HPDA for the Cognitive Journey with OpenPOWER.  An update to last year’s Crossing the Performance CHASM with OpenPOWER, our latest analysis captures the progress and continuing momentum of the OpenPOWER Foundation and the evolution of its accelerated computing roadmap.

By Takashi Yoshikawa and Shinji Abe, NEC Corporation The Resource Disaggregated (RD) Platform expands the use of cloud data centers in not only office applications, but also high performance computing (HPC) with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple demands for data storage, networks, and numerical/graphics processes. The RD platform performs computation by allocating devices from a resource pool at the device level to scale up individual performance and functionality.

By Anil Godbole, Senior Marketing Manager, eASIC Corp.  eASIC is very excited to join the OpenPOWER Foundation. One of the biggest value propositions of the eASIC Platform is to offer an FPGA design flow combined with ASIC-like performance and up to 80% lower power consumption. This...

By Xiaoyu Ma, PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin This post is the first in a series profiling the work developers are doing on the OpenPOWER platform. We will be posting more from OpenPOWER developers as we continue our OpenPOWER Developer Challenge tacc FPGAs (Field-Programmable Gate Array) are becoming prevalent. Top hardware and software vendors have started making it a standard to incorporate FPGAs into their compute platforms for performance and power benefits. IBM POWER8 delivers CAPI (Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface) to enable FPGA devices to be coherently attached on the PCIe bus. Industries from banking and finance, retail, healthcare and many other fields are exploring the benefits of FPGA-based acceleration on the OpenPOWER platform.

By Jeff Brown, ‎Distinguished Engineer, Emerging Product Development at IBM Continuing the OpenPOWER Foundation’s momentum, we’ve launched the OpenPOWER Ready™ program at the OpenPOWER Summit this week in San Jose. This program empowers both members and non-members to embrace and promote their OpenPOWER technology. This designation will strengthen...