Power9: Google gives Intel a chip-flip migraine, IBM tries to lures big biz

OpenPower Summit IBM’s Power9 processor, due to arrive in the second half of next year, will have 24 cores, double that of today’s Power8 chips, it emerged today. Meanwhile, Google has gone public with its Power work – confirming it has ported many of its big-name web services to the architecture, and that rebuilding its stack for non-Intel gear is a simple switch flip. There was a lot announced at this morning’s OpenPower Summit in San Jose, California. Here’s what went down: Big Blue teases Power9 details Talk about core war. Intel announces a bunch of 22-core Xeon E5 v4 server chips, and a week or so later, IBM says its next big-iron chip – the Power9 – will have 24 cores. Big Blue eked out a few more details…


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