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IBM open-sources the Power ISA and aligns OpenPower to Linux Foundation putting together what may be the new front-runner in future x86 competitors
At Xilinx XDF we saw a Supermicro Power9 based server behind the IBM LC922 2U dual IBM Power9 solution. This demo system paired the Supermicro P9DSU-C platform with a Xilinx Alveo FPGA card to show off what the two can accomplish together.
At XDF18 we saw a Raptor Computing Systems Talos II Lite which is the company's single-socket POWER9 solution that retails for around $1099. This was featured with a Xilinx Alveo FPGA PCIe card for a unique solution
Raptor Computing Systems Blackbird Supports up to 8 core POWER9 but sheds a large number of features in an attempt to drive down costs
The new IBM POWER9 scale-up servers launched with some awesome specs including PCIe Gen4. The IBM Power E950 is a 4 socket server with up to 48 cores/ 192 threads and 16TB of RAM. Scaling to 16 sockets, 1536 threads, and 64TB of RAM is the IBM Power E980.