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IBM’s Dave Turek on the First Look at OpenPOWER Hardware for HPC

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This week at the OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, the OpenPOWER Foundation showed off real hardware for the first time with 13 systems including a a prototype HPC server from IBM and new microprocessor customized for China. Built collaboratively by OpenPOWER members, the new solutions exploit the POWER architecture to provide more choice, customization and performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers.

Radio Free HPC Wraps up the 2015 GPU Technology Conference

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the show this year was Deep Learning, a topic that is heating up the market for GPUs with challenges like image recognition and self-driving cars. As a sister conference, the OpenPOWER Summit this week in San Jose showcased the first OpenPower hardware, including a prototype HPC server from IBM that will pave the way to the two IBM/Nvidia/Mellanox Coral supercomputers expected in 2017.

Allinea Supports OpenPOWER Debugging

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Today Allinea Software announced that the C, C++ and F90 debugger Allinea DDT is now available for the OpenPOWER POWER8 architecture – marking a significant arrival in the ecosystem for developers on the platform.

OpenPOWER Showcases Real Hardware including Prototype HPC Server

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The OpenPOWER Foundation showed off real hardware for the first time today with 13 systems including a a prototype HPC server from IBM and new microprocessor customized for China.

OpenPOWER Summit Announces Speaker Lineupfor March Conference

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This week the OpenPOWER Foundation announced their lineup of speakers for the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, March 17-19.

DDN Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

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This week DDN announced that the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. DataDirect Networks Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation. Formed last year, the OpenPOWER Foundation seeks to create an open ecosystem using the IBM POWER architecture to serve the evolving needs of customers.

Call for Participation: OpenPOWER Summit, March 17-19 at GTC 2015

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The First Annual OpenPOWER Summit will take place March 17-19 at the San Jose Convention Center in conjunction with the GPU Technology Conference (GTC).

Interview: Gilad Shainer on the Latest and Greatest from Mellanox

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At the recent SC14 conference in New Orleans, Rich Brueckner of insideHPC met up with Gilad Shainer to learn more about the latest InfiniBand technology advancements from Mellanox Technologies and the next generation of GPUDirect.

Is the US Back on the Road to Exascale?

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“The significance of the Coral announcement goes far beyond the specialism of high-performance computing (HPC) into enterprise computing, where the technologies being developed for HPC could transform this much wider and financially more important sector of the economy, according to the members of the winning partnership of IBM, Nvidia, and Mellanox. ‘There are game-changing elements to what we are doing,’ Ken King, general manger of OpenPower Alliances at IBM, told Scientific Computing World.”

Slidecast: Power Systems — Open Innovation to Put Data to Work

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“According to Big Blue, the new scale-out Power servers culminate a $2.4 billion investment and are built from the ground up to harness Big Data with the new IBM Power8 processor. During the launch event, IBM unveiled a rack full of 2U Power8 servers with up to 100 Terabytes of in-memory analytics capacity.”