CCCam, the company that builds and manages the big server hardware used in the new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, is partnering with IBM to develop and test its next-generation platform.
The deal is the second time IBM has backed the company’s big server project, following last year’s $4.6 billion acquisition of IBM Cloud Services.
The deal is a significant win for CCCams hardware and software engineering team, which has been working on the big-server hardware and hardware platform for more than two years.
“This acquisition is a major milestone for our new IBM Cloud Solutions team,” CCCamar CTO, Adam Cottam, said in a statement.
“We have a huge team of talented engineers working on building the next generation of big server, and we are excited to be working with the IBM team to develop a scalable solution that we believe will revolutionize the way we store, manage, and share huge amounts of data.”
The new IBM platform, which will debut in late 2019, will include the CCCaml servers, which run a number of compute and networking algorithms.
The new platform will offer new storage and compute capabilities, and it will also include an analytics platform for big data analysis.
The CMCAM-designed servers will support virtual reality headsets, and the CCOAM-based servers will be used to power the Oculus Rift.
The CCCammers big server platform is based on the IBM POWER architecture, which is used in a wide variety of consumer computing platforms, including laptops, desktops, and servers.
IBM said that the new big server is “optimized for VR and other emerging virtual reality applications.”
While CCCamas big server will be based on IBM’s POWER platform, it will be built using IBM’s CMCaml platform.
IBM says that the CMCam platform will have the same “big server” footprint as the CCAM-built CCComs big server.”IBM’s cloud platform is now built for virtual reality, and this enables us to deliver a new architecture for CCOam that’s designed for VR,” said David Kesten, CEO of CCCamb.
“This new architecture enables us the ability to build the next-gen big server for the next wave of VR.”
The CCAAM-powered CCCampers big server includes two ARM processors and a 512 GB SSD, and will ship with up to eight GPU cores and 8 GB of RAM.
It is also equipped with the “BigCore” microprocessor and a single PCIe 2.0 x4 lane.
It will be sold with a 2-year warranty.IBM Cloud Services also announced the CCAam platform last week, and its announcement on Wednesday indicated that the IBM Cloud Platforms Platforms is being developed as a “cloud platform for next generation big server.”
The platform will support the “next generation of computing” and will be optimized for VR.
The IBM Cloud platform has the capacity to handle virtual reality workloads and to scale out to handle other emerging VR applications, such as virtual reality analytics.
CCCamm’s big-client platform will also support other emerging applications, including analytics, data processing, and analytics.