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IBM HOPES ITS ENHANCED POWER8 CHIP WILL TAKE ON INTEL'S X86

June 27, 2014



IBM, which has launched its new Power8 chip architecture, intends to use its huge India software developer base to work on its new chips to challenge Intel's dominance. The new Power8 chip architecture is an enhancement over its earlier version and will take on Intel's Xeon chips

or x86 widely used in data centres and server computers worldwide. IBM has decided to partner with a range of companies and has opened up this architecture to build chipsets. The company expects its Indian engineers to work on various aspects of Power8 - from writing codes that can integrate different kinds of storage to defining networks based on software.


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Source: Indian Business Insight