New IBM servers could expand AI, deep learning and advanced analytics applications

New OpenPOWER-based servers from IBM could help to create new applications artificial intelligence, deep learning and advanced analytics. The new specialized line of servers was co-developed with members of the OpenPOWER community and were designed to outperform x86-based server architecture, particularly when it comes to data-intensive workloads. Included in the POWER LC launch are three Linux-based servers, which adds new products to the linecard of partners dealing in IBM’s growing Linux server portfolio. IBM designed the servers to meet the needs of data-intensive enterprises and cloud service providers. Leading up to the launch, IBM field-tested the servers with Chinese Internet service provider Tencent, which was able to reduce its total number of required servers by two-thirds. According to IBM, the OpenPOWER-based servers enabled Tencent to run data-intensive workloads three times faster than its previous x86-based…


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