Providing a glimpse of the activities around the OpenPOWER Foundation, Google and Tyan recently talked about their respective Power8 motherboards under development
There are a number of articles available across the web, EnterpriseTech's article was a good summary of the work underway. Both Tyan and Google offered some initial insights into their work. Gordon MacKean posted a picture of the motherboard on his Google+ circle.
With a wide variety of Linux communities providing Power8 enabling, exploitation, and optimizations, these new motherboards and potential systems in the future can easily benefit from the Linux open-source available.