Big Green Linux

Posted by monmouthing on Aug 8, 2007 5:33 PM EDT
DaniWeb; By Bill Andad
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IBM has announced what it is calling the Big Green Linux initiative in order to spark further interest in getting Linux firmly integrated into the enterprise, this time by going on the cost reduction and energy consumption attack.

IBM's Linux Technology Centre has also been involved in contributing a number of recent features to the Linux kernel for scaling CPU clock speed and voltage and keeping idle CPUs in a 'tickless,' low-power state longer; all of which make Linux more power efficient in datacentres. Furthermore, the number of Linux on POWER applications continues to expand, and currently there are nearly 3,000 applications running natively on Linux on POWER-based System p servers. System p Application Virtual Environment (System p AVE) will allow most x86 Linux binaries to run unmodified as well. This offering helps to expand the x86 workloads that can be moved to a System p server, increasing the savings customers can achieve by consolidating x86 server footprints onto System p platforms.

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