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 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 Review.

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