A Google server motherboard built to use IBM's Power8 processor

A Google server motherboard built to use IBM’s Power8 processor (Gordon MacKean)

IBM’s new POWER8 chip took three years and $2.4 billion to design and IBM launched its own servers using the processor as a push to answer the spread of scale-out servers based on Intel’s Xeon chips.

This article from cnet discusses how Google are looking to implement POWER8 technology on their new servers, proving that the new chip is a viable alternative to x86 in the large scale-out server landscape.

Google acquires a taste for Power — IBM’s processors, that is

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