POWER8 – The next big innovation

In August 2013 IBM revealed details of the 12-core POWER8 chip, which is twice as fast as the POWER7 chip used in the Watson supercomputer.  In May 2014 it arrived.

POWER8 is designed to be a massively multithreaded chip, capable of handling 96 hardware threads simultaneously. The chip makes use of very large amounts of on- and off-chip eDRAM caches, and on-chip memory controllers enable very high bandwidth to memory and system I/O. For most workloads, the chip is said to perform two to three times as fast as its predecessor, the POWER7.

Are you ready for POWER8?

·         Are you prepared for the release of POWER8?

·         Do you want to analyse your applications portability to the new POWER8 technology?

·         Do you want to know why you should invest in new POWER8 hardware?

There are a lot of questions to be answered, but you should know that Maple is prepared and that we can help you – starting today!

Contact us right away to learn more about how we can help you.