IBM lets Linux programs run on Unix servers

IBM Virtualization plattform “PowerVM” lets X86-Linux application programs run unmodified on system p servers with power processors.

This ability called by IBM “Lx86”. Linux Binaries are recognized automatically and run under AIX exactly the same way they run under Linux. Thereby among other options the server consolidation will be facilitated for the users. Lx86 becomes part of all editions of PowerVM (before hand “Advanced power Virtualization”).

PowerVM for the following operating systems AIX, i5/OS and Linux is among other things also included in “express” – edition, which aims at small and medium businesses. The administrator can divide a server in up to three partitions and steer the processor cycles for optimal achievement. The express edition which cost 40 dollar per core, which was released not long back. In addition there are the superior versions which are “standard” and “Enterprise”.

lately, IBM started to support running i5/OS on the new Power6 Processor. In addition its new release V6R1 offers improvements in term of achievements, STORAGE and Security. It supports also the energy savings function “Power6 EnergyScale”. Beside the system i which also can run on the new chassis “Bladecenter H”. Supplementing IBM bext to its rational programming tools for the i5/OS.


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