OpenPOWER Foundation Progress Report from GTC 2015

Last October, I wrote a report on the progress of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an organization dedicated to expanding the ecosystem that surrounds IBM’s POWER8 and future generations of POWER processors. In that report I described IBM’s plan to make processor specifications, firmware and related software available to the evolving OpenPOWER community – essentially making POWER an open standard microprocessor. I also described the rapid...

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The Magic at NVIDIA’s GTC Is in ECS

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2015 was all about Deep Learning and cars that are mostly better drivers than we are. But the big secret of GTC is a conference within a conference called Emerging Companies Summit (ECS). This is where we get to meet the companies that are building the solutions of tomorrow using the technology available at the show. These are small firms, often less than 10 people bootstrapping themselves into...

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NVIDIA GTC 2015: Why GPUs Matter to Business

As noted in last week’s Pund-IT Review, I attended NVIDIA’s recent GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2015 in San Jose mainly for the OpenPOWER Foundation sessions. But a visit to the conference’s exhibit hall and discussions with other attendees got me thinking about just how far graphics processing technologies have progressed over the past decade. In fact, the news out of GTC 2015 suggests that businesses that ignore developments in...

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Dell, NVIDIA, and VMware: Cornering the Market On PCs

Over the last decade we’ve seen one company repeatedly corner a market on personal technology. That company was Apple and it did it using one simple, repeatable formula. It came up with a new and unique angle for an existing but underperforming area of consumer technology, then drove demand to its better model forcing other, often larger, competitors to chase Apple. Well, apparently Dell, VMware, and NVIDIA collectively figured that...

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EMC Shows Developers “The Way” to the Cloud

In technology, as in other fields, details count and meaning can sometimes hinge on a single letter. For example, being committed to a technology like open source is easy enough to understand, but becoming an open source “committer” is something else entirely. Why that’s the case and what it has to do with EMC’s new Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge, Massachusetts is worth considering. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This...

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