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Power Progress Community Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Milano, Italy, November 2nd, 2016. Power Progress Community announced today that it has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.

Power Progress Community is a non profit association that joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.  The group makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

Power Progress Community promotes and disseminates software (especially open source software), and open hardware with especial focus on PowerPC and OpenPower architectures.  The first goal of this association is the design of a Linux PowerPC notebook to bring back this technology to home computing.

“The OpenPower Foundation is a great opportunity to spread our project.” Said Roberto Innocenti, president of the Power Progress Community. “What is more important is that in the OpenPower Foundation there are many individuals, Universities and Companies pushing the Power Architecture. This means we can make more relationships for our projects.”

“The collaborative design model of the OpenPOWER Foundation is changing the way companies innovate around processor and system technology.” said Calista Redmond, President, OpenPOWER Foundation. “The POWER architecture is purpose-built for big data and cloud. OpenPOWER Foundation members like Blazegraph, innovating on top of the POWER processor, will be able to create new applications that capitalize on emerging workloads.”To learn more about OpenPOWER and to view the complete list of current members, go to www.openpowerfoundation.org

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