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Topic: IBM

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Why Linux on Power?
Posted by: Trizt on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 20:54
Submitted by Trizt
IBM has made a comparison between Power architecture and x86 and also looked at the average prices on the devices and I have to say it looks so powerful with Power, kind of the glory days are back...

Running your Linux-based applications on IBM Power hardware offers a powerful blend of performance, reliability, and security. In this article, you will be exposed to many of the strategic advantages that IBM Power Systems™ can offer and you might be surprised by the low cost of the various deployments. Learn about the tools that IBM uses to enhance your Linux experience and fully understand IBM’s future commitments to Linux on Power.

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Altera joins the IBM OpenPOWER Foundation
Posted by: Trizt on Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 11:40
Submitted by Trizt
Altera has joined the IBM OpenPOWER Foundation which develops data centre chips using PowerPC Altera’s FPGA-based acceleration technologies.

FPGAs provide PowerPC users with configurable hardware so reducing opex by increasing performance while using less power.

IBM and Altera have already worked together to create a coherent interface between PowerPC 8 processors and Stratix V FPGAs.

The collaboration provides developers a roadmap to use Altera’s Arria 10 and Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

Leveraging the Altera SDK for OpenCL, developers are able to integrate PowerPCs with Altera FPGAs

Source: Electronics Weekly

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IBM to bring Linux KVM virtualization to its Power server line
Posted by: Trizt on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 05:53
Submitted by Trizt
It's not that often you hear something Power related, but Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols wrote an article about IBM working on the KVM hypervisor for Power architecture, and it's expected to be released in 2014. Read the whole article at

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"Mr PowerPC deal", Kuehler dies
Posted by: Trizt on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 17:50
Submitted by Trizt
Jack D. Kuehler, an electrical engineer who became the highest ranking technologist at IBM and guided strategy as president and later vice chairman while the company dominated the world's computing landscape in the 1980s, died on Dec. 20 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 76.

Kuehler helped shape a partnership with Apple and Motorola in an effort to create a desktop competitor based on combining IBM hardware and Apple's software expertise. The resulting PowerPC microprocessor became the basis for Apple's computers from 1994 to 2006.

Kuehler represented an engineering culture that made IBM a technology powerhouse for more than three decades at the height of its dominance in mainframe computing.

Read it all here.

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IBM Unleashes World's Fastest Chip in Powerful New Computer
Posted by: ironfist on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 16:57
Submitted by ironfist
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 21 May 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today simultaneously launched the fastest microprocessor ever built and an ultra-powerful new computer server that leverages the chip’s many breakthroughs in energy conservation and virtualization technology. The new server is the first ever to hold all four major benchmark speed records for business and technical performance (1).

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Quad Power6 Seen Running at 4.7 GHz
Posted by: ironfist on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 13:57
Submitted by ironfist
The latest POWER-chip, Power6, has been seen running Oracle 11i at 4.7 GHz. It doesn't stop there.. The benchmarks were made with four CPU's.

Rumors tell us that IBM will present the CPU tomorrow, Tuesday.

Visit the Register for the full story.

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IBM developerWorks: An introduction to Linux on the Playstation 3
Posted by: ironfist on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 10:16
Submitted by ironfist
There is a new article up on IBM developerWorks about the Sony Playstation 3 and Linux programming called Programming high-performance applications on the Cell BE processor, Part 1: An introduction to Linux on the Playstation 3. In the first part Jonathan Bartlett teach us all how to install Yellowdog Linux 5 on the Playstation 3.

Read the article here.

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Posted by: ironfist on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 17:29
Submitted by ironfist
IBM previewed the POWER6 CPU at Fall Processor Forum. Real World Technologies has a nice summary of what we can expect from this 4-5 GHz, 32-36 MB cache dual core beast.

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IBM Server Systems - 1964-2006
Posted by: ironfist on Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 17:15
Submitted by ironfist
Over at IBM developerWorks you can find an article giving you some knowledge about the servers IBM has shipped the last 42 years. They started in 1964 with the S/360 that had a whopping 24 KB RAM. It ends with the i/z/p/x-series, BladeCenter and BlueGene.

The article

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IBM Makes First Cell Computer Generally Available
Posted by: ironfist on Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 08:57
Submitted by ironfist
IBM presented the day before yesterday that the first Cell-based server is available. It's the IBM BladeCenter QS20 and carries two 3.2 GHz Cell CPUs with 8 SPE cores for floating point calculations. The PowerPC ship has 512 KB L2 cache and the SPE cores have 256 KB each.
The default configuration of the system includes 1 GB of memory, 40 GB HDD and 1 or 2 PCI-Express Infiniband adapters.

Datasheet (PDF)
Cell BE Systems Whitepaper (PDF)

Source: X-bit Labs

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