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Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete

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

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series will help to dispel some of the top myths. In my previous post, I put aside the myth that migrating from x86 to IBM Power Systems is costly, painful and risky. In this post, we’ll look at another myth ...read more


The world’s smartest supercomputers, built on IBM Systems

High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems...

Every year, computers get smarter and faster as they adapt to emerging technology challenges. Collaborating on these industry-leading computing solutions is an exciting frontier. As we begin a new year, IBM Systems Lab Services is wrapping up our largest contract to date on one such project — a collaborative high-performance computing (HPC) endeavor by the ...read more


The Weather Company uses IBM Power Systems hardware to deliver high-precision local weather forecasts

Power servers, Power Systems, Storage

Access to real-time accurate weather forecasts affects how communities plan for and respond to major weather events like tropical storms, how farmers plan for a drought, and how store owners adjust inventory for a historically cold year. We enjoy consistent, fairly accurate weather forecasts in the U.S., but similarly accurate weather forecasts are not available ...read more


Is your scientific software complemented by the best hardware?

Deep learning, High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services...

Did you know you could realize huge performance gains for your scientific applications by taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the IBM Power Systems platform? Are you apprehensive about making the leap to another architecture? Let’s look at the current state of the software ecosystem around IBM POWER, the resources available and how IBM ...read more


25 years of HPC innovation – IBM Spectrum LSF 10

Cloud object storage, High-performance computing, Hybrid cloud storage...

Even after 25 years, our high-performance computing (HPC) innovations show no signs of slowing. Following the launch of IBM Spectrum LSF Suites Version 10.2, and our acceptance of the 2017 HPCwire Editors’ Choice award for Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology, we have released the next update to our core scheduler, IBM Spectrum LSF Version ...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


IBM at Supercomputing 2017: See the future of HPC

Deep learning, High-performance computing, Power servers...

It’s that time of year: Supercomputing 2017 is upon us! Thousands of attendees will flock to the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado, home to the Rockies. We find the location quite fitting for our team at IBM Power Systems, as we celebrate the progress of Summit (named after America’s largest skiing mountain in Utah), and ...read more