OpenPOWER: Solid Progress As IBM’s Ecosystem Expands
As I look back over the past five months since OpenPOWER was announced, I see a lot of progress has been made in governance and in initial R&D. When POWER8 arrives (with more powerful processors, faster threading, access to vast amounts of main memory – and more, I expect the buyer community to strongly embrace POWER8-based solutions – particularly for compute-intensive and analytics workloads. Further, I expect that dozens of new vendors will join the OpenPOWER foundation in order to build systems designs that will take advantage of one of the most powerful microprocessor designs in the industry.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.