IBM_Power_SystemsNvidia and IBM are collaborating on GPU-accelerated versions of IBM’s portfolio of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems. The move marks the first time that GPU accelerator technology will move beyond the realm of supercomputing and into the heart of enterprise-scale data centers, says the companies.

Nvidia and IBM also plan to integrate the joint-processing capabilities of Nvidia Tesla GPUs with IBM Power processors. IBM Power Systems will support existing scientific, engineering and visualization applications developed with the Nvidia CUDA programming model.

The partnership between the two companies builds on the formation of the OpenPower Consortium in August, in which IBM, NVIDIA, Google, Mellanox and Tyan aim to establish an open ecosystem based on IBM’s Power architecture.

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