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The OpenPOWER Foundation’s Academic Discussion Group hosted its 5th annual workshop on November 6, 2020. The annual event is intended to facilitate interaction and engagement between Academic institutions, with a focus on supporting developers from different application areas of scientific computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence. The...

By Abhishek Jadhav, Lead Open Hardware Developer Community (India) and Freelance Tech Journalist After the opening of the POWER instruction set architecture (ISA) last August, there have been many developments from IBM and its community.  Some major contributions include OpenPOWER’s A2I and A2O POWER processor core.  The OpenPOWER...

By Brad Thomasson, Cognitive Software Engineer, IBM After announcing the newest IBM POWER10 processor at the Hot Chips 2020 in August, our IBM Cognitive Systems Simulation team is now proud to present the IBM POWER10 Functional Simulator.  This publicly available simulation environment is designed to educate developers,...

By: Sandy Woodward, OpenPOWER Foundation Compliance Work Group Chair, IBM Academy of Technology Member There is much excitement in the August 2019 announcement of open-sourcing the POWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), which provides the opportunity for experimentation and collaboration. When the hardware implementation of the ISA...

By: Hugh Blemings On August 20, 2019 the OpenPOWER Foundation, along with IBM, announced that the POWER ISA was to be released under an open license. You can read more about it in previous posts but the short story is that anyone is now free to build...