OpenPOWER Foundation


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OpenPOWER Foundation

A membership organization founded by IBM in 2013 to promote the future development of IBM's P Architecture, starting with the POWER8 CPU. Google and NVIDIA were also founding members. OpenPOWER (www.openpowerfoundation.org) is involved with developing architectural enhancements, whereas Power.org (www.power.org), founded in 2004 also by IBM, is more involved with the POWER CPU instruction sets. See POWER CPU.
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To help guide these technologies through the next phase of their open journey, IBM also collaborated with the OpenPOWER Foundation to announce that OpenPOWER will move under the Linux Foundation, and will operate consistently with the Linux Foundation's open governance principles.
To move forward on this project, Rambus announced it has joined the OpenCAPI Consortium, an open development community based on Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface technology, and OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the IBM Power Architecture.
IBM serves as a catalyst for innovation to thrive, fueling an open, fast-growing community of more than 300 OpenPOWER Foundation and OpenCAPI Consortium members
Designed to deliver efficiency whether deployed in a private, public and hybrid cloud, Power Systems benefit from a wide range of open technologies, many stemming from collaboration with fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members.
IBM has collaborated with fellow technology industry leaders through the OpenPOWER Foundation to radically redesign the platform at the chip and system levels by incorporating the use of a wide range of accelerators to achieve greater levels of performance than available on traditional commodity servers.
The Power Systems S822L servers benefit directly from innovations co-developed by members of the OpenPOWER Foundation -- a 150-member global organization of leading technology suppliers and users supporting and contributing to open development on top of POWER's open architecture.
has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development alliance based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture.
In contrast, IBM is designing a new data centric approach to systems that leverages the building blocks of the OpenPOWER Foundation. Formed in late 2013, the Open POWER Foundation has grown quickly from 5 founders to 59 members--all working together to leverage the IBM POWER processor's open architecture for broad industry innovation.
A recent development in this regard is the creation of the OpenPower Foundation, an initiative by IBM to challenge x86 dominance by opening up its Power processor to the IT community.
In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform, providing a catalyst for new innovation.
India, April 24 -- The OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community dedicated to accelerating data center innovation, today took its first steps to deliver transformative system designs based on IBM's new POWER8 processor.