New POWER GPU Acceleration and Design Center to be Launched

IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA, and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, part of the largest research center in Germany, plan to launch a new competency center to advance the creation and optimization of research applications on GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER compatible systems.

The POWER Acceleration and Design Center will be designed to combine the technology expertise of IBM and NVIDIA with the world-class research capabilities of the Jülich Supercomputing Center. The Center will join together a team of experts from IBM Research & Development Lab in Böblingen (Germany) and IBM Research Zurich (Switzerland), the Jülich Supercomputing Center and NVIDIA (Germany).

In addition to expanding software ecosystems around OpenPOWER, this new collaboration will create opportunities to develop advanced high-performance computing (HPC) skills and drive the creation of new technologies to bring value to customers globally. Through the creation of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community formed in late 2013 – with over 70 members to date – a new ecosystem based on the POWER architecture is emerging that will lead to new solutions for high-end HPC systems.

“Our plans for launching this new Center reinforces IBM’s commitment to foster an open collaboration environment and is our next step in expanding the software ecosystem around OpenPOWER,” said Dave Turek, Vice President of Technical Computing OpenPOWER for IBM. “Teaming with NVIDIA and the Jülich Supercomputing Center will allow us to leverage each of our strengths to extend innovation and bring value to our customers around the world.”

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