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Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China

19 Jan 2014 Jiangsu - The Suzhou PowerCore Technology Company and the Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology will join the OpenPOWER Foundation, with Suzhou PowerCore intending to use IBM's POWER architecture to provide customized chip design solutions to push server innovation in such areas as Big Data, Cloud computing and next generation data centres.

The OpenPOWER Foundation is an open development alliance based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture. The foundation intends to enable advance server, networking, storage and acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next generation and Cloud data centres. The foundation makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to other manufacturers, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

Suzhou PowerCore plans to license IBM's POWER architecture, intellectual property related to POWER8 and chip design tools to develop and market processors for servers in China. The Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology will promote and help build an ecosystem for POWER development in Jiangsu Province and throughout China.

"The proposed collaboration between Suzhou PowerCore, the Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology and IBM will benefit those innovative businesses in China that are aggressively taking advantage of Big Data and Cloud computing to capture growth in such industries as banking, communications, retail and transportation", stated Bradley McCredie, Vice President and IBM Fellow, IBM Systems & Technology Group. "IBM is committed to enabling an increasing choice of POWER-based processor solutions for Chinese information technology users along with new server innovations for the POWER platform."

Suzhou PowerCore recently was created as part of an information technology ecosystem development initiative by Jiangsu Province and is located in the Suzhou National New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. Suzhou PowerCore already is working closely with leading Chinese chip design teams.

"We are excited about the potential opportunity to work with IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation to bring new forms of innovation to China", stated Jiang Zheng, CEO of Suzhou PowerCore Company. "This new model of global collaboration among foundation participants promises to bring much more choice and value to information technology users throughout China. We believe that Chinese opportunities for the POWER platform will serve as an engine of growth for Suzhou PowerCore, IBM, Jiangsu Province and the OpenPOWER Foundation."

In May 2013, IBM opened its first Linux development centre for POWER server technology in Beijing. Since then, more than 550 new applications have been created for the POWER architecture with the centre's help. POWER-based servers run some of the world's most popular Web-commerce sites and can be found at work in major enterprises around the world.

The OpenPOWER Foundation was announced in August 2013 by founding members IBM, Google, Nvidia, Mellanox and Tyan to create a new, collaborative ecosystem of developers around IBM's POWER technology.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...