Foundation Membership Surpasses 200, Members Showcase More Than 50 Innovations at Summit
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2016) - OPENPOWER SUMMIT -- The OpenPOWER Foundation today revealed more than 50 new infrastructure and software innovations, spanning the entire system stack, including systems, boards, cards and accelerators. Unveiled at the second annual OpenPOWER Summit, these new products build upon 30 OpenPOWER-based solutions already in the marketplace.
"To meet the demands of today's data centers, businesses need open system design that provides greater flexibility and speed at a lower cost," said Calista Redmond, President of the OpenPOWER Foundation and Director of OpenPOWER Global Alliances, IBM. "The innovations introduced today demonstrate OpenPOWER members' commitment to building technology infrastructures that provide customers with more choice, allowing them to leverage increased data workloads and analytics to drive better business outcomes."
The OpenPOWER Foundation has rapidly grown to more than 200 businesses, organizations and individuals across 24 countries since it was formed two years ago. With the new innovations being announced today, the OpenPOWER Foundation continues to provide the technology and collaboration tools needed to deliver customized solutions and increased performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers and high performance computing organizations. OpenPOWER innovations are built upon by a growing community of more than 2,300 ISVs supporting Linux on POWER applications.
The products revealed by OpenPOWER members today highlight:
Developed in collaboration with Xilinx and IBM, the solution features Edico's DRAGEN processor, which is based on Xilinx's Virtex-7 980T FPGA, running on IBM Power Systems S822LC. The combination of the POWER CPU, high memory bandwidth and DRAGEN accelerated speed and high accuracy will allow clients, such as Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine of San Diego, to leverage advanced analytics in genomics and life sciences.
Additional information on the innovations announced today can be found in the OpenPOWER fact sheet.
About OpenPOWER Foundation
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.
The OpenPOWER Foundation enables members to customize POWER CPU processors, system platforms, firmware and middleware software for optimization for their business and organizational needs. Member innovations delivered and under development include custom systems for large scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, and platform optimization for software appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation.
For further details visit www.openpowerfoundation.org.