OpenPOWER Foundation Announces First OpenPOWER Summit

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community dedicated to accelerating data center innovation for POWER platforms, announced today its first OpenPOWER Summit. The Summit will be held March 17-19, 2015, at the San Jose Convention Center in California.

“In less than a year since formally establishing the organization, we’ve welcomed more than 75 member companies across 20 countries, formed six working groups and have begun delivering a set of technical building blocks that will help drive meaningful data center innovation,” said Gordon MacKean, Chairman, OpenPOWER Foundation. “As part of our growth, we’re excited to host our first OpenPOWER Summit – where we’ll bring together an ecosystem of hardware and software developers, customers, academics, government agencies, industry luminaries, press and analysts to build OpenPOWER momentum.”

The three-day event will feature a keynote from OpenPOWER Chairman Gordon MacKean, member presentations, and an OpenPOWER exhibitor pavilion where members will be demonstrating their latest advancements in OpenPOWER based applications, platforms and research while networking with industry peers.

“Through the OpenPOWER Foundation, our members are leveraging the POWER processor’s open architecture to innovate across the full hardware and software stack and ultimately disrupt the scale out server space,” said Brad McCredie, President, OpenPOWER Foundation. “At the OpenPOWER Summit, we’ll showcase some of the most cutting-edge advancements in the open ecosystem and take a look at what’s to come in the year ahead as we continue to pioneer a new era of computing defined by open collaboration, customization and innovation.”

To register to attend the OpenPOWER Summit or find more information, please visit or follow the Foundation on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter with the #OpenPOWERSummit hashtag.

About OpenPOWER Foundation

The OpenPOWER Foundation is an open technical community based on the POWER Architecture, enabling collaborative development and opportunity for member differentiation and industry growth. The goal of the Foundation is to create an open ecosystem, using the POWER Architecture to share expertise, investment, and server class intellectual property to serve the evolving needs of customers and industry.

  • OpenPOWER enables collaborative innovation for shared building blocks
  • OpenPOWER supports independent innovation by members
  • OpenPOWER builds on industry leading technology
  • OpenPOWER thrives as an open development community

Founded in late 2013 by Google, NVIDIA, Tyan, Mellanox and IBM, the organization has grown to 75+ members worldwide from all sectors of the data center ecosystem at large. For more information on the OpenPOWER Foundation, visit

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OpenPOWER Media Relations
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