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OpenPOWER Summit Returns to GTC in San Jose in April, 2016

openpowerRegistration is now open for the 2016 OpenPOWER Summit, which will take place April 5-7 in San Jose, California in conjunction with the GPU Technology Conference. With a conference theme of “Revolutionizing the Datacenter,” the event has issued its Call for Speakers and Exhibits.

The OpenPOWER Foundation is a global, open development membership organization formed to facilitate and inspire collaborative innovation on the POWER architecture. OpenPOWER members share expertise, investment and server-class intellectual property to develop solutions that serve the evolving needs of technology customers. Since the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit in March 2015, the OpenPOWER Foundation membership roster has grown from 110 members to now more than 160 members worldwide collaborating on more than 100 development projects and 1,900 applications to drive innovation at all levels of the hardware and software stack.

We were pleased with the cross-section of attendees at our inaugural summit — from hardware and software developers to researchers, from industry luminaries to tech influencers. We expect even greater participation this year with the unique opportunity to present your latest projects, and to collaborate, learn and contribute to creating the best, highest-value server solutions that meet a variety of datacenter needs,” said Gordon MacKean, Chairman, OpenPOWER Foundation.

The three-day event will include presentations and an exhibitor pavilion where members will have the opportunity to unveil their OpenPOWER-based solutions and demonstrate performance breakthroughs achieved. The event will feature a keynote address by OpenPOWER’s leadership as well as a series of presentations by technical working groups, OpenPOWER members and end users.

“Over the last year, we have seen enormous growth and advancement from our members as they have moved in their journey from rethinking the datacenter to revolutionizing it. Our members continue to introduce new innovations and expand the OpenPOWER ecosystem to meet a growing demand for more innovation from clients around the globe,” said Brad McCredie, President, OpenPOWER Foundation. “At this upcoming OpenPOWER Summit, we will showcase the next generation of cutting-edge advancements and take a look at what our members are bringing to market and are deploying in 2016. If you want to know what is going on with OpenPOWER or to contribute to the conversation, this will be the event not to be missed.”

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