Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan today announced plans to form the OpenPOWER Consortium. This move will make POWER hardware and software available to open development, providing innovation across the entire server stack, a first in the industry. Clients will benefit from a development and business model that allows a high degree of server customization to fit specific needs, resulting in innovation that can benefit our industry and cloud computing.
Today's announcement, covered in the Wall Street Journal, demonstrates IBM's leadership in world class technology collaborating with industry leaders to deliver innovation that matters. This ecosystem will develop advanced server, networking, storage and GPU-acceleration technology that will drive new value across the server industry, including the largest hyperscale data centers.
The market has shifted. Linux is growing. Cloud computing is transforming competitive landscapes by providing new ways to deliver value. By forming the OpenPOWER ecosystem, we are aligning ourselves to win those new Linux opportunities, further establish IBM's cloud computing leadership, and ultimately, lead to new innovation for our Power Systems clients.
Through the work of the OpenPOWER Consortium, more business applications running on Power will be developed which should translate to greater demand from the marketplace. As the strengths of Power Systems become more widely known, these servers will become an even more formidable competitor to beat. Keep this OpenPower Consortium announcement in mind when meeting with your clients and prospects about their next system purchase. With the creation of this consortium, the future possibilities for POWER hardware are limitless.
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