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IBM Donates Powerful AI Deep Learning Server to USC

(August 2017)
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.