NVIDIA and IBM have announced an upcoming partnership at the Supercomputing 2013 conference to enhance the software used by IBM to power the worlds most powerful computers. IBM also plans to utilize the powerful GPUs in data center applications in a move that "marks the first time that GPU accelerator technology will move beyond the realm of supercomputing and into the heart of enterprise-scale data centers." The companies also plan to collaborate on the hardware side, not content to let software have all the fun. IBM Power8 CPUs will be integrated with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to allow the two devices to better work together to solve complex computing problems. VP of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA Ian Buck said, "It will also provide existing supercomputing and high performance computing customers with new choices and technologies to build powerful, energy-efficient systems that drive innovation and scientific discovery."