In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Steve Fields from IBM presents an OpenPOWER Foundation Overview. Led by IBM, the OpenPOWER Foundation was created to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers.
The founding members of the OpenPOWER Consortium represent the next generation in data-center innovation. Combining our talents and assets around the POWER architecture can greatly increase the rate of innovation throughout the industry. Developers now have access to an expanded and open set of server technologies for the first time. This type of ‘collaborative development’ model will change the way data center hardware is designed and deployed.”
In recent news, Samsung has joined Google, Tyan, Mellanox and Nvidia as members of the alliance.