Reply to post: What's the price?

All the AIs NVMe, says IBM: Claims POWER9s + InfiniBand brainier than COTS

Jim O'Reilly

What's the price?

I hate these hype pieces. The issue isn't if Power is 10%, 20% or even 100% faster. It's $$$/thought in AI that matters, so two X86 with GPU accelerators may still trounce a Power unit but still be 1/2 the cost.

Anyway, this isn't really about the CPU engine. The real speed-ups are in NVMe and NVMe over InfiniBand. Here, the playing field with X86 is level ... both can have Mellanox NICs!

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