Blogs

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...

Foundation Membership Surpasses 200, Members Showcase More Than 50 Innovations at Summit OPENPOWER SUMMIT, San Jose, Calif. – April 6, 2016 – The OpenPOWER Foundation today revealed more than 50 new infrastructure and software innovations, spanning the entire system stack, including systems, boards, cards and accelerators....

Google and Rackspace Develop OpenPOWER System for the Open Compute Project; IBM Announces Intent to Expand Line of POWER-based Scale-out Linux Servers OPENPOWER SUMMIT, San Jose, Calif. – April 6, 2016: The OpenPOWER Foundation, a consortium of more than 200 leading technology companies, organizations and individuals innovating...

By Randall Ross, Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical One thing that unites my work at Canonical as an Ubuntu Community Manager with my work for the OpenPOWER Foundation is both organizations’ clear and unrelenting passion for developers. They both know that developers are the true musicians when...

By Sam Ponedal, Social Strategist for OpenPOWER, IBM There are many faces that make up the OpenPOWER Foundation and its ecosystem. We have hardware manufacturers who provide the cutting edge technology that serves as the hardware platform for OpenPOWER. We have MSPs that install and leverage OpenPOWER...

By Ganesan Narayanasamy, Senior Manager, IBM Systems Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the largest government funded research organization in Singapore, with over 5,300 personnel in 14 research institutes across the country. A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) provides high performance computational (HPC) resources to the...