IBM targets artificial intelligence workloads with the new POWER9 chip
Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled the newest member of the Power Systems family, the POWER9 chip. POWER9 is uniquely designed for artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and advanced analytics workloads as the vendor seeks to become the infrastructure foundation provider for the cognitive era. Along with POWER9 came the announcement of the IBM Power System AC922, designed to accompany the increased compute capabilities of POWER9 and touted by IBM as a system likely to become the most powerful supercomputer in the world. A key use case IBM highlighted was that of the CORAL (Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore) supercomputer, which the U.S. government uses for massive volumes of AI workloads.