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On August 12th 2014 at the Hot Chips 26 conference, IBM Researchers Raphael Polig, Kubilay Atasu, Christoph Hagleitner, et al. presented "Hardware-Accelerated Text Analytics". There is also a related artcile "Giving Text Analytics a Boost" in IEEE Micro.
Also at Hot Chips, were two other IBM presentations "Unchaining the data center with Open Power: Reengineering a server ecosystem" by Michael Gschwind and "Performance Characteristics of the POWER8 Processor" by Alex Mericas.
There was also be a tutorial "Secure Systems Design" by IBM Research alumnus Leendert Van Doorn (now at AMD).