The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2014 (So Far)


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Server: IBM's Power8

IBM's Power8 processor for high-end computer systems was announced in 2013 but just began shipping in early 2014. This is not your average IBM chip, because Big Blue has licensed it to the OpenPOWER Foundation, a group of companies that include Google, Nvidia and Samsung. The consortium will be joining to help build ecosystems around Power8 and design custom-made versions of the processor for use in task-specific applications such as big data and cloud computing.