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Google: Looking At IBM's Power8 Technology

IBM is open sourcing its Power server technology via the OpenPOWER Foundation, and one of the first partners to take advantage is Google, which in April blogged about a prototype server based on the Power processor.

Gordon MacKean, a senior director at Google and chairman of the OpenPOWER Foundation, wrote in an April 28 blog post that Google built the server to port its software stack to the Power architecture: "We're always looking to deliver the highest quality of service for our users."

The porting of the stack to the Power architecture proved easy, MacKean also wrote.