Linux

on IBM Power Systems

Scale out and scale up with Linux on Power

Supported on every Power Systems server we make, Linux on Power Systems is the only infrastructure that offers both scale- out and scale -up choices that align to your needs. Optimise your workloads for emerging business challenges with industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

What we offer


Linux only Power Systems

Featuring Power technology in dense, rack-optimised form factors, these servers run industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions, and are priced to provide more scalable alternatives to commodity x86 scale-out options. Now built to support   PowerKVM (US), the open virtualisation choice for Power scale-out Linux servers

IBM Power Systems Linux Centres (US)

With locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, these centres help clients and ISVs develop and deploy innovative next generation applications with Linux on Power.


Linux on Power solutions (US)

Leverage the ideal foundation for cloud and benefit from the open ecosystem of community created innovation. Get actionable insights from data.

Integrated Facility for Linux (PDF, 590KB)

Designed for mission-critical Linux applications that require security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtualised Linux server infrastructure for enterprise systems, at pricing competitive with incremental scale-out deployment options.

Why Linux on Power?

IBM brings four big things to the table that are good for Linux: competition, commitment, code, and cool technology.

- Jim Zemlin


  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

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    “POWER8 will deliver the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for.”

    Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical, Ltd.

  • Red Hat.

    "The POWER architecture brings choice to customers"

    - Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

  • SUSE.

    "The time for Linux on Power is now."

    - Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE

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Jeff Scheel

Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre

Jeff Scheel

Jeff Scheel, a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre, serves as the PowerLinux Chief Architect. He directs IBM's technical investment in PowerLinux and works with customers and partners to solve problems with Linux on IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux servers.


Jeff's Blog: The PowerLinux Community

Jeff's a frequent contributor to the developerWorks PowerLinux community blog — providing answers to commonly asked questions, sharing insight from his travels and discussions with users, and highlighting key product and technical information. Join the community, follow along, and engage with other PowerLinux community members.

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