IBM forms alliance with Google, Nvidia to boost chips unit

IBM forms alliance with Google, Nvidia to boost chips unit
Technology services provider IBM is teaming up with Google and a handful of other tech companies to license IBM's Power chip technology, in an effort to attract more users.

Under the alliance called OpenPower Consortium, IBM and Google - along with Israel's chip designer Mellanox Technologies, U.S. chip-maker Nvidia Corp and Taiwan-based server supplier Tyan Computer Corp - will build server, networking and storage technology based on the chips for cloud data centers.

The hardware and software, previously proprietary to IBM, will be available to open development and it will be licensable to others, IBM said in a statement.

The alliance is open to any company that wants to participate and innovate on the platform, IBM said.

IBM competes with Intel Corp and ARM Holdings' chips, which dominate the market.

Revenue from IBM Power Systems was down 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous year.

© Thomson Reuters 2013


For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Facebook adds Story Bumping in a bid to freshen up your News Feed
Vietnam's social media curbs 'deeply concern' the United States

Related Stories

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment




© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on