IBM Power8 Server Includes Nvidia’s Fast NVLink Interconnect

Putting Nvidia’s technology into the IBM system will speed up performance for such emerging workloads as AI, deep learning and data analytics. IBM officials are rolling out a new Power server that they say is more powerful and efficient than competing Intel-based systems when running such compute-intensive workloads, such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and data analytics.The new Power System S822LC is the latest server in the company’s Linux server portfolio and features innovations developed through the IBM-led OpenPower Foundation. The system runs on revamped Power8 chips and will give organizations an alternative to servers powered by Intel’s x86-based Xeon processors, according to IBM officials.The key innovation with the S822LC is new interconnect technology from Nvidia embedded in the Power8 chip that officials said will enable data to flow between…


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