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

Government, IBM Systems Lab Services, OpenPOWER...

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

Government, Industry, Power servers...

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


Accelerate AI projects with the right infrastructure (Part two)

AI, Big data & analytics, Deep learning...

Last week, I talked about how implementing AI solutions in your organization is a lot like climbing a ladder–going it alone can be risky, but a good AI infrastructure is like having a trustworthy friend to help steady your climb. In my view, a crucial piece of that infrastructure support is the IBM Power AI ...read more


IBM continues as a Leader in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage

AI, Big data & analytics, Cloud computing...

For the third year in a row, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the data-driven scale-out storage market for unstructured data. Gartner’s report evaluated two solutions in IBM’s suite of software-defined storage, ...read more


IBM and NVIDIA further collaboration to advance open source GPU acceleration

AI, Big data & analytics, Cloud computing...

Plan to bring capabilities to data scientists everywhere By 2020, we anticipate that the world’s volume of digital data will exceed 44 zettabytes, an astounding number. As enterprises begin to realize the vast, untapped potential of data, they need to find a way to exploit it. Enter AI. IBM has worked to build the industry’s ...read more


The fastest storage for the fastest system: Summit

AI, Cloud computing, High-performance computing...

This week in Frankfurt, Summit was crowned the “Fastest System in the World” in the biannual Top500 survey. The ORNL system is the most powerful, with over 200 petaflops of NVIDIA and IBM Power Systems compute, but it is much more. This is no ordinary system. It is purpose-built to use GPUs and excel on ...read more


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

AI, Big data & analytics, Cognitive computing...

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, Government...

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