prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Wed Apr 30 07:24:08 PDT 2014
On 04/30/2014 10:02 AM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> On 04/30/2014 02:25 AM, Bill Broadley wrote:
>> * will 3rd parties like nvidia be able to do something compelling with
>> cache coherent access to main memory?
> This seems very likely, as NVidia is part of the founding members of
> the OpenPOWER consortium and IBM and NVidia announced plans to
> integrate POWER processors and Tesla GPUs at SC13:
> Since the POWER8 processor is part of the OpenPOWER initiative, it is
> my understanding that any vendor should be able to license the POWER8
> IP and extend it, similar to the ARM processor.
More on this topic from HPCwire:
"BM is making a big play in hybrid computing, seeking to marry its
POWER8 processors with various kinds of accelerators and high-speed
networking and opening up its chip and system software through the
OpenPOWER Foundation. "
"IBM wants for all manner of accelerators to link very tightly with
POWER8 processors and for scale-out clusters based on these chips to
have the right kind of acceleration – be it a GPU, an FPGA, a DSP, or
some other component – necessary for their particular jobs."
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