New IBM Linux Servers Accelerates AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Artificial Intelligence seems to be on the rise. IBM has just revealed a series of new servers designed to help propel cognitive workloads and to drive greater data center efficiency. Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, AI perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal, and in this case the goal is data analytics and other cognitive workloads in data centers.

Featuring a new chip, the Linux-based lineup incorporates innovations from the OpenPOWER community that deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than available on any x86-based server.

Collaboratively developed with some of the world’s leading technology companies, the new Power Systems are uniquely designed to propel artificial intelligence, deep learning, high performance data analytics and other compute-heavy workloads, which can help businesses and cloud service providers save money on data center costs.

The three new systems are an expansion of IBM’s Linux server portfolio comprised of IBM’s specialized line of servers co-developed with fellow members of the OpenPOWER Foundation. The new servers join the Power Systems LC lineup that is designed to outperform x86-based servers on a variety of data-intensive workloads.

A Linux server is a high-powered variant of the Linux open source operating system that is designed to handle business applications such as network and system administration, database management and Web services.

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