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Member of OpenPower Foundation

I’ve become a member of the OpenPower Foundation as an individual faculty contributor. These are very interesting moves for IBM to make.

“OpenPOWER Foundation is an open, not-for-profit technical membership group incorporated in December 2013. It has applied for 501c6 not-for-profit status and was incepted to enable today’s data centers to rethink their approach to technology. OpenPOWER was created to develop a broad ecosystem of members that will create innovative and winning solutions based on POWER architecture.

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From an industry perspective, OpenPOWER is changing the game. It will enable and drive innovation and offer more choice in the industry. It is the intent of OpenPOWER Foundation to:

  • Opening the POWER architecture to give the industry the ability to innovate across the full Hardware and Software stack
      • Simplify system design with alternative architecture
      • Includes SOC design, Bus Specifications, Reference Designs, Firmware OS and Open Source Hypervisor
      • Little Endian Linux to ease the migration of software to POWER
  • Drive an expansion of enterprise class Hardware and Software stack for the data center
  • Build a complete ecosystem to provide customers with the flexibility to build servers best suited to the Power architecture” — OpenPower Foundation

 

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