F. Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2. Originally dedicated to Madame Camille Pleyel. In memory of all victims of the attacks on November 13th 2015 in Paris.
Anandtech posted yesterday a very detailed review and performance evaluation of the POWER8 processor. The system reviewed and benchmarked is an IBM Power 822L, a 10-core POWER8 system with 128GB of RAM that runs Linux. The machine is benchmarked against the Xeon E5 and yields some very good results.
Their conclusion is very positive:
“All in all, the arrival of OpenPOWER servers is much more exciting than most of us anticipated. Although the IBM POWER8 servers can not beat the performance/watt ratio of the Xeon, we now have a server processor that is not only cheaper than Intel’s best Xeons, but that can also keep up with them. Combine that with the fact that IBM has lined up POWER8+ for next year and a whole range of server vendors is building their own POWER8 based servers, and we have a lot to look forward to!”
I recommend you read the full review here.
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A new release of the IBM SDK for Linux on Power is now available.
IBM SDK for Linux on Power 1.8 new features
- Built on Eclipse Mars.
- Leverages the latest versions of Eclipse CDT, Eclipse PTP and Eclipse LinuxTools.
- New ibm-
sdk- lop- remo te-d epen denc ie s package that installs all necessary dependencies for remote development.
- Support for Big Endian Operating Systems.
- Build Advisor Advisor plug-in which allows users to receive advice on the set of flags that can be tuned for Power during the build process .
- New integration layer with the IBM POWER8 Functional Simulator.
- New resources on Cheat Sheets.
- Support for the IBM Advance Toolchain 8.0 and 9.0.
- Bug Fixes.
For more details and supported Linux distributions, please visit the official IBM SDK for Linux on Power website.
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