In this second part of our ongoing OpenPOWER coverage, we are taking a look at how the midrange IBM POWER8 compares to Intel's Xeon in applications that matter: Java servers, Big Data, and databases. We're also catching up on recent development in the OpenPOWER ecosystem, such as IBM's brand-new scale out servers for the HPC and Big Data market, utilizing new POWER8 and NVIDIA Tesla technology.
A few months ago, IBM brought the relatively cheap S812LC server to the market, making sure the IBM POWER8 is within the budget of almost every datacenter. In this...124 by Johan De Gelas on 7/21/2016
Over a dozen special-purpose accelerators compatible with next-generation OpenPOWER servers that feature the Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) were revealed at the OpenPOWER Summit last week. These accelerators aim...9 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2016
At this week's OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, California, Tyan has introduced its new IBM POWER8-based 1U servers designed for high-performance computing (HPC) as well as in-memory applications. The...36 by Anton Shilov on 4/7/2016
Kicking off this week is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. Along with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), SC...4 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015
The story behind the high-end Xeon has been the same for the past 5 years: Intel's most expensive beats the Oracle alternative in every way you can look at...146 by Johan De Gelas on 5/8/2015
Our other piece of significant NVIDIA news to coincide with the start of SC13 comes via a joint announcement from NVIDIA and IBM. Together the two are announcing a...12 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2013
The CPU wars are far from over, but the battlegrounds have shifted of late. Where once we looked primarily at the high-end processing options, today we tend to cover...32 by Jarred Walton on 8/7/2013