In July, the two first North American IBM Power Systems Linux Centers will be opened, in Austin, Texas and in New York. With these centers, software developers will find it easier to develop and deploy new softwares for big data, cloud, mobile and social business computing on open-sourced technology building blocks using the latest IMP processor technology and Linux.
The new centers come right after the opening of the first IBM Power System Linux Center in May in Bejing, with the gradually increasing demand from businessed for optimized computing systems that run enterprise softwares on Linux. And like the center in Beijing, the new centers in America will open to clients, business partners, academics and college students.
|IBM Power System Linux Center in Beijing|
And for its Linux Power servers, IBM have plans to make KVM available across. The KVM hypervisor is an integral part of the Linux kernel, offering an optimized virtualization technology for Linux workloads. IBM has long supported KVM on its x86-based products and plans to make it available on IBM's Linux-only Power Systems product line-up next year. As a result, clients will have greater choice when they adopt Linux-based systems to drive new workloads such as big data, cloud, mobile and social computing.
IBM has participated in a wide range of open source projects such as KVM since 1999, and hundreds of IBM developers and engineers have been contributing to open source as part of the collection of global open source communities.
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