OpenPOWER Foundation

Embracing and expanding the open hardware ecosystem

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

We are at the dawn of a new era of technology—fueled by data, shaped by the decline of Moore’s law, and delivered in the cloud. As the demand rises for more data-intensive workloads like AI and in-memory analytics that require significantly higher compute, storage and network performance, and as enterprises move more of their operations ...read more


Dispelling the top myths about IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

Greek, Roman and Norse mythology gave us a treasure chest of stories to read and enjoy. Their mythology, like many other legends, fables and folklore is fun to learn about. It’s interesting to think about why they were created, how they survived for thousands of years, and what impact they had on their cultures. The ...read more


Big bets on infrastructure innovation: Day 2 recap from Think 2018

AI, Big data & analytics, Blockchain...

Tuesday at IBM Think built on the excitement of Day 1, with even more amazing announcements and eye-opening stories from our clients! The day kicked off with Ginni Rometty’s Chairman’s Address, which highlighted how IBM and our clients are putting smart to work. Ginni professed that we’re at a critical inflection point at the intersection ...read more


Think 2018 is officially here! Day 1 recap from Las Vegas

Data centers, Digital transformation, High-performance computing...

Yesterday was the official start to Think 2018, and can I just say: WOW!!! This completely new approach to IBM events is seriously blowing me away. Monday started with the OpenPOWER Summit. For those who are unfamiliar, the OpenPOWER Foundation is an open technical community based on IBM Power Systems architecture. Member companies like IBM, ...read more


Building a community around machine learning and AI

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Machine learning...

Community matters to machine learning Let’s be honest. Machine learning is a complicated space! Two minutes on Google looking into the topic is guaranteed to leave you more confused than when you started. So where can you find help from others who are working in this space? If you’ve ever thought “AI sounds pretty cool; ...read more


With IBM POWER9, we’re all riding the AI wave

AI, Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms...

There’s a big connection between my love for water sports and hardware design — both involve observing waves and planning several moves ahead. Four years ago, when we started sketching the POWER9™ chip from scratch, we saw an upsurge of modern workloads driven by artificial intelligence and massive data sets. We are now ready to ...read more


Reaching the Summit: The next milestone for HPC

AI, Big data & analytics, High-performance computing...

The high-performance computing landscape is evolving at a furious pace that some are describing as an important inflection point, as Moore’s Law delivers diminishing returns while performance demands increase. Leaders of organizations are grappling with how to embrace recent system-level innovations like acceleration, while simultaneously being challenged to incorporate analytics into their HPC workloads. On ...read more


Power Systems: the open innovation platform

Cloud computing, Digital transformation, OpenPOWER...

CEOs know that business technology is in a state of perpetual motion, and trendsetting innovation is often a collaborative effort that will engage multiple business partners. Achieving digital transformation success in today’s hypercompetitive environment also requires an open ecosystem — one that includes flexible capabilities that adapt to specific IT needs. CIOs and CTOs crave ...read more


The evolution of open collaboration in business models

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

Disruptive change has always allowed organizations or individuals to redefine markets and to upset established industry paradigms and thought patterns. Information technology is also undergoing significant disruptive change, including changes in the economics of chip development and manufacturing, the growth of new workload types such as big data, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things ...read more