IBM’s Power9 chip is coming, and here’s what you need to know

IBM’s Power processors have a storied history; they were notably used in the Watson supercomputer that outsmarted humans in the game of Jeopardy! in 2011. The latest chip in the family, called the Power9, is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.
IBM is spilling Power9 details at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, Calif., this week. Here’s some important information about the chip.Power9 servers will be smarter than the Jeopardy winner

The sheer computing power in Power9 will make supercomputers virtually unbeatable in Jeopardy!, unless a superhuman demonstrating exceptional intelligence comes along. The Power9 architecture has up to 24 cores and provides throughput to speed up complex calculations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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