Enterprise IT vendor IBM today announced the launch of free cloud service called SuperVessel to boost OpenPOWER ecosystem.
SuperVessel cloud service — created by IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs in Beijing — enables partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the OpenPOWER ecosystem.
IBM said SuperVessel has attracted thousands of users in the past six months, including developers from the open source community and students from more than 30 universities in China and around the world. OpenPOWER ecosystem partners can leverage SuperVessel to speed up their application development.
Terri Virnig, vice president of Power Ecosystem and Strategy, IBM, said: “Combining technologies from IBM R&D labs and business partners, SuperVessel is becoming the industry’s leading OpenPOWER research and development environment.”
The partners of OpenPOWER Foundation — founded in December 2013 — include IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox, Google and Tyan. The target of OpenPOWER Foundation is to encourage the adoption of an open server architecture for computer data centers.
OpenPOWER Foundation has expanded to more than 130 businesses, organizations and individuals spanning 22 countries.