With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel

The company will license its new Power 8 chip to other companies to build hyperscale systems

By , IDG News Service |  Data Center

IBM is only giving up so much control of its server platform, however. While other companies can license its Power architecture, they won't be able to offer its AIX operating system; they'll have to use Linux.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is james_niccolai@idg.com

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