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Google shows homegrown server with IBM Power chip

James Niccolai | April 29, 2014
IBM's efforts to expand the use of its Power chips in hyperscale data centers just got a big shot in the arm from Google.

Those companies like to design their own low-cost hardware and don't want all the bells and whistles that the IBMs of the world provide. IBM has signed up one chip licensee so far, China's Suzhou PowerCore, as well as a few systems builders, including Tyan and Hitachi.

There are about two dozen members of the OpenPower Foundation altogether, including GPU vendor Nvidia, InfiniBand vendor Mellanox, Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical, and other software and component companies.


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