The OpenPOWER Foundation was founded in 2013 as an open technical membership organization that will enable data centers to rethink their approach to technology. The foundation is comprised of founding members IBM, NVIDIA, Google, Mellanox, Samsung and Tyan and other industry technology leaders that aim to establish an open ecosystem based on IBM’s POWER architecture. Member companies are enabled to customize POWER CPU processors and system platforms for optimization and innovation for their business needs. These innovations include custom systems for large or warehouse scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, platform optimization for SW appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation. OpenPOWER members are actively pursuing all of these innovations and more and welcome all parties to join in moving the state of the art of OpenPOWER systems design forward. Advances in high-performance applications are enabling analysts, researchers, scientists and engineers to run more complex and detailed simulations and analyses in a bid to gather game-changing insights and deliver new products to market. This is placing greater demand on existing IT infrastructures, driving a need for instant access to resources – compute, storage, and network.
Companies are looking for faster and more efficient ways to drive business value from their applications and data. The combination of IBM processor technologies and Mellanox high-speed interconnect solutions can provide clients with an advanced and efficient foundation to achieve their goals.
Users are seeking cutting-edge technologies and tools to help them better capture, understand and leverage increasing volumes of data as well as build infrastructures that are energy-efficient and can easily scale as their business grow. Utilizing Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions with IBM POWER CPU-based systems, organizations are able to quickly adapt to changing business needs and get their products or research out of the door faster.