[Beowulf] Power8

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Wed Apr 30 07:02:15 PDT 2014

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.


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