IBM Aims Linux OpenPOWER Systems at Intel


IBM and its OpenPOWER partners are launching three flavors of Linux servers in an effort to swipe big data workloads from Intel. The OpenPOWER effort revolves around open hardware designs that run on IBM’s POWER processor. The aim of the group, which includes IBM, Nvidia, Mellanox, Canonical and Wistron, is to offer a counterweight to Intel in the data center. 

According to IBM, the Power Systems LC line can handle big data workloads faster than Intel. That claim is based on IBM’s internal testing showing that the Linux servers can complete Apache Spark workloads faster…

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