SOURCE: OpenPOWER Foundation

OpenPOWER Foundation

December 01, 2015 10:00 ET

OpenPOWER Foundation Announces 2016 OpenPOWER Summit, "Revolutionizing the Datacenter"

Registration Goes Live, Opens Call for Speakers and Exhibits

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2015) - The OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community dedicated to accelerating datacenter innovation by taking advantage of open interfaces, reference designs, and collaboration opportunities on the POWER processor architecture, today announced its 2016 OpenPOWER Summit: Revolutionizing the Datacenter. The industry conference, open to the public at large, will be held April 5-7 at the San Jose Convention Center. Since the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit in March 2015, the OpenPOWER Foundation membership roster has grown from 110 members to now more than 160 members worldwide collaborating on more than 100 development projects and 1,900 applications to drive innovation at all levels of the hardware and software stack.

"We were pleased with the cross-section of attendees at our inaugural summit -- from hardware and software developers to researchers, from industry luminaries to tech influencers. We expect even greater participation this year with the unique opportunity to present your latest projects, and to collaborate, learn and contribute to creating the best, highest-value server solutions that meet a variety of datacenter needs," said Gordon MacKean, chairman, OpenPOWER Foundation.

The three-day event will include presentations and an exhibitor pavilion where members will have the opportunity to unveil their OpenPOWER-based solutions and demonstrate performance breakthroughs achieved. The event will feature a keynote address by OpenPOWER's leadership as well as a series of presentations by technical working groups, OpenPOWER members and end users.

"Over the last year, we have seen enormous growth and advancement from our members as they have moved in their journey from rethinking the datacenter to revolutionizing it. Our members continue to introduce new innovations and expand the OpenPOWER ecosystem to meet a growing demand for more innovation from clients around the globe," said Brad McCredie, president, OpenPOWER Foundation. "At this upcoming OpenPOWER Summit, we will showcase the next generation of cutting-edge advancements and take a look at what our members are bringing to market and are deploying in 2016. If you want to know what is going on with OpenPOWER or to contribute to the conversation, this will be the event not to be missed."

Calls for speakers and exhibits are open at: http://openpowerfoundation.org/openpower-summit-2016/

Registration to attend the event is at: http://www.gputechconf.com/attend/registration

To get the latest updates about the Summit and other OpenPOWER Foundation news, follow the Foundation on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter with the #OpenPOWERSummit hashtag.

About OpenPOWER Foundation
The OpenPOWER Foundation is a global, open development membership organization formed to facilitate and inspire collaborative innovation on the POWER architecture. OpenPOWER members share expertise, investment and server-class intellectual property to develop solutions that serve the evolving needs of technology customers.

The OpenPOWER Foundation enables members to customize POWER CPU processors, system platforms, firmware and middleware software for optimization for their business and organizational needs. Member innovations delivered and under development include custom systems for large scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, and platform optimization for software appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation.

For further details about the OpenPOWER Foundation visit www.openpowerfoundation.org.