IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power 8.0-8 released!

A new update release for the 8.0 series of the IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power is now available. This release include a series of fixes, including: GCC provides a fix for vec_cts/vec_ctf intrinsics produce wrong results for 64-bit floating point. Python provides fixes for CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2016-0772, CVE-2016-5636 and CVE-2016-5699. Fixed Power 8 tuned libraries. For download links,...  Continue reading IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power 8.0-8 released!
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New Open Source Tool: Source Code Advisor

The IBM SDK team is open sourcing one more code analyzes tool for C/C++ applications on Power: Source Code Advisor (SCA). SCA will non-destructively instrument the executable and run the instrumented version, collecting performance data. Upon completion, a report will be presented listing any detected issues with possible remedies. Source Code Advisor (SCA) and Continue reading New Open Source Tool: Source Code Advisor
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IBM Brings Anaconda Open Data Science Platform to IBM Cognitive Systems

“Anaconda is an important capability for developers building cognitive solutions, and now it’s available on IBM’s high performance deep learning platform,” said Bob Picciano, senior vice president of Cognitive Systems. “Anaconda on IBM Cognitive Systems empowers developers and data scientists to build and deploy deep learning applications that are ready to scale.” Read the Continue reading IBM Brings Anaconda Open Data Science Platform to IBM Cognitive Systems
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IBMCaffe: The Harmony of CPU and GPU in Training Deep Neural Networks

In SC16 conference, IBM announced PowerAI, the world's fastest deep learning enterprise solution. In PowerAI, IBMCaffe is a variant of BVLC/Caffe and it is optimized for NVLink-enabled IBM Power Systems such as IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC (code-named “Minsky”). Minsky has a unique interconnection architecture for GPUs and...  Continue reading IBMCaffe: The Harmony of CPU and GPU in Training Deep Neural Networks
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The Naked Truth About Bare Metal: Power Systems Now Runs Without Virtualization, Just Like x86

Have you ever heard the phrase bare metal or bare metal environment to describe how an operating system runs on a server? Ever wondered what this means? If you are an IBM Power Systems customer, it is entirely possible that you have wondered how bare metal relates to PowerVM and the supported...  Continue reading The Naked Truth About Bare Metal: Power Systems Now Runs Without Virtualization, Just Like x86
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New Open Source Tool: POWER Functional Simulator Installer

The IBM SDK for Linux on Power team is open sourcing its development tools for Power! The first one available at Git Hub is the POWER8 and POWER9 Functional Simulator Installer. It eases the setup and startup of the IBM POWER8 and POWER9 Functional Simulator on your laptop by automatizing all the required procedures like installation...  Continue reading New Open Source Tool: POWER Functional Simulator Installer
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PowerAI 3.4 simplifies AI deployment and expands developer resources

We are excited to announce availability of PowerAI 3.4. The focus in this release was to provide upgraded applications to stay current with the evolving Deep Learning frameworks; and to increase ease of use, simplify installation and help developers get started with developing their own cognitive applications. We’re also publishing the initial...  Continue reading PowerAI 3.4 simplifies AI deployment and expands developer resources

Using CAPI to improve performance in Apache Cassandra (Work in Progress Update)

Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface Overview The Coherent Accelerator Process Interface (CAPI) is a general term for the infrastructure of attaching a Coherent accelerator to an IBM POWER system. The main application is executed on the host processor with computation-heavy functions executing on the accelerator. The accelerator is a full peer to the host processor, with direct...  Continue reading Using CAPI to improve performance in Apache Cassandra (Work in Progress Update)

Expanding the POWER Open Source Ecosystem – Porting Packages to Linux on POWER

Hopefully you found our new Linux on POWER Developer's Portal because you are working on a project on Linux on POWER. If so, we have a many new enhancements coming your way. Our goal is to make sure this site provides everything you need when developing applications on Linux on POWER or porting...  Continue reading Expanding the POWER Open Source Ecosystem – Porting Packages to Linux on POWER