IBM, a leader in Deep Learning and Data Analytics, has donated an OpenPOWER server to USC that has been integrated into the High Performance Computing environment. This server has a similar architecture to new advanced systems under development by the Department of Energy. The OpenPOWER server is powered by an IBM Power-8 CPU supporting of up to 160 concurrent threads. Additionally, two high-end GPUs communicate with the CPU over high-speed NV-LINK connections that significantly increases throughput for GPU-intense applications. Tightly integrated into the platform, IBM’s PowerAI suite of applications provides a robust research and development environment for USC faculty and students.
IBM Donates Powerful AI Deep Learning Server to USC