A great article on #OpenPOWER
looking back on the last 2 years...http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2015/09/06/ibms-openpower-a-lot-has-changed-in-two-years/
I like to tell the story this way: OpenPOWER is about ecosystem. Here's the best
example I've heard so far:
One of our partners is building a platform that we (IBM) have talked alot about but never did. Once they had their first pass in hand, they turned to an I/O vendor and requested some tooling support that I've drooled over and begged for a number of years to have. The vendor did the work and it will soon be available. Then, the platform builder turned to a software provider and asked for their application. Discussions are underway around that software too.
The details of who, what, where are not important. What IS
important is that none of these discussions needed IBM in the room. OpenPOWER builds ecosystem -- hardware and software. Everything OpenPOWER does benefits IBM Power and everything IBM Power does benefits OpenPOWER.
As Hanibal used to say at the end of every A-Team episode: I love it when a plan comes together...