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A Growing Proposition

Linux on Power continues to flourish



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Linux on Power Buzz

At the recent IBM Enterprise 2014 conference, the buzz around Linux* on Power* was substantial. From the keynote session with Power GM Doug Balog to numerous sessions to the expo floor, the duo caught the limelight. That’s why, this, our first e-book, focuses on the growth and future of Linux on Power.

We’ve taken two articles from our July 2014 Linux-themed issue of IBM Systems Magazine and repackaged them in this new format, but we also added two new content pieces that further the Linux conversation.

A roundtable with representatives of Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE, the three major Linux distributors, kicks the e-book off, providing insights into how and why Linux on Power is flourishing. The roundtable, which appeared in the July issue.

For a look at Linux on Power trends and future direction, we turned to IBM’s Jeff Scheel, chief engineer for Linux on Power. The Q&A touches on the importance of the kernel-volume manager, Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface, OpenPOWER and OpenStack.

While some clients are quick to try Linux on Power, others need a little convincing. That’s part of the job of IBMer Ruviano Martinez. He refutes some of the common arguments about moving to Linux on Power.

Finally, we take a look at the IBM announcements and explain how they help current and future clients make the move from x86 to Linux on Power.

Where is your company with regard to Linux on Power? Drop me a note and let me know or use the comments feature on our website.

Evelyn Hoover IBM Systems Magazine Executive Editor

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