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The OpenPOWER Foundation is certainly carrying some strong momentum as it enters its second year. As we look forward there are many things still to be done to take the next step on our journey towards creating a broadly adopted, innovative and open platform for...

Abstract As the Chair of the OpenPOWER Technical Steering Committee Mr. Brown will be discussing the technical agenda of the OpenPOWER Foundation and the structure of foundation workgroups.  He will describe the scope and objectives of key workgroups as well as their relationships to each other....

Abstract It’s been nearly a year since the public launch of OpenPower and the community of technology leaders that make up our community have made significant progress towards our original goals. While growth of the membership is a critical factor, our success will come from the technology provided through...

Rapid Growth of the OpenPOWER Foundation Reflects the Need for IT Collaboration and Innovation that Extends Down to the Chip By Calista Redmond, Director, OpenPOWER Global Alliances, IBM The computer industry is going through radical change, triggered by increasing workloads and decreasing chip performance gains, and OpenPOWER...

by Todd Rosedahl, Chief Energy Management Engineer on POWER Today, IBM has released another key piece of infrastructure to the OpenPOWER community. The firmware that runs on the On Chip Controller (OCC), along with the host code that loads and initializes it, has been open sourced....

By Mark Harris With the US Department of Energy’s announcement of plans to base two future flagship supercomputers on IBM POWER CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, and NVIDIA NVLink interconnect, many developers are getting started building GPU-accelerated applications that run on IBM POWER processors. The good news is that...

By Ken King, GM of OpenPOWER Alliances, IBM Last week, SC14 brought together the brightest minds and organizations in the high-performance computing (HPC) industry. It was truly exciting to discuss with these experts some of the business challenges HPC is tackling today – from medical research...

By Brad McCredie, President of OpenPOWER and IBM Fellow and Vice President of Power Development On Monday IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced that they had signed a Definitive Agreement under which GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM's global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and...