Discovery Event – IBM POWER8 System

20th May

Discovery Event – IBM POWER8 System

We would like to invite you to join us at the IBM POWER8 Discovery event, taking place on 20th May 2015, 11.30am – 14.00 at The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS), Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol.

Join CFMS and IBM, where we will share the results of the benchmarking and testing programme conducted on the IBM POWER8 System. Released by IBM in April 2014, the POWER8 processor based portfolio is designed to accelerate big data insights and hybrid cloud deployment. IBM have partnered with NVIDIA to launch systems based on the POWER8 processor, which includes NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. Testing of the IBM S824L will give an early glimpse of what is planned.

About Power 8

Released by IBM in April 2014, the POWER8 processor based portfolio is designed to accelerate big data insights and hybrid cloud deployment. IBM have partnered with NVIDIA to launch systems based on the POWER8 processor, which includes NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. IBM have announced plans for GPU-accelerated versions of DB2 and are actively supporting efforts to port third-party applications to this platform.

The successor to DOEs Titan (ORNL) and Sequoia (LLNL) will also be based on a combination of IBM’s POWER and NVIDIA GPUs. Testing of the IBM S824L will give an early glimpse of what is planned.

Completed in April 2015, CFMS will be assessing IBM POWER8 for readiness and utilisation in technical computing and HPC workload. Product evaluation has covered a number of industry standard tests such as system performance for technical computing and engineering workloads, quality of the tool chain (compilers, environment, etc.) and integrated energy efficiency and scale. The comprehensive testing programme also reviews total cost of ownership (TCO) and management, business benefits and industry relevance.

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11.30

Registration & lunch

12.10

Welcome and Introduction

12.15

About Power8

12.45

Overview of the Product Evaluation Programme

13.00

Product Evaluation Results

13.30

Joint Q&A

14.00

Event close

Location

Bristol and Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Dirac Crescent, BS16 7FR

Start time

11:30 20/05/2015

End time

14:00 20/05/2015

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