|Linux® runs on IBM POWER® processor-based servers
- Offers enterprise class capabilities and energy efficiency to the Linux marketplace that UNIX® clients have depended on to run their businesses.
- Offers leadership reliability, availability and scalability for unparalleled dependability and improved responsiveness of systems and people.
|Linux runs on IBM BladeCenter and Flex System
- Provides floating-point acceleration for HPC performance.
- Allows POWER processor-based systems to be mixed and matched with x86 processor-based systems.
|Red Hat and SUSE Linux operating system orderable through IBM
- Linux distribution is easy to order with the hardware platform.
- Distributions are tested by distributors and IBM.
|Additional distributions support POWER
- Fedora, Debian, and other distributions are available from the Linux community to offer maximum choice.
|Leadership RAS features
- First Failure Data Capture designed to isolate fault conditions to help prevent reoccurrence.
- ECC and IBM Chipkill memory designed to reduce memory errors and keep applications running.
- Includes hardware Service Processor that constantly monitors/reports system health.
- Designed with fault tolerant power and cooling with N+1 redundancy to reduce downtime due to power and cooling component failures or required replacements.
|Leadership virtualization features (optional on some models)
- IBM PowerVM™ virtualization enables industry-leading virtualization features for Linux applications to help reduce energy and IT costs and better manage growth without adding complexity.
- Shared Processor Pools provide the ability to transparently share processing power between partitions and balance processing power.
- Dynamic LPAR allows reallocation of system resources without rebooting affected partitions, offering greater flexibility in using available capacity and more rapidly matching resources to changing business requirements.
- IBM Micro-Partitioning™ technology designed to further enhance flexibility by allowing fractional processor allocation down to 1/10th of a processor.
- Virtual I/O Server designed to help save costs by allowing partitions to share a single physical I/O adapter—SCSI, Fibre Channel, DVD, Ethernet.
- Virtual LAN (VLAN) for extraordinary network performance between partitions.
- Shared Dedicated Capacity helps optimize use of processor cycles.
- Live Partition Mobility feature of PowerVM Enterprise Edition allows workload to be moved with no application downtime for better system utilization, improved application availability and energy savings.
|Wide range of applications
- Leading applications are available to support business needs.
- Thousands of open source and ISV applications are available.
|Choice in service offerings
- Service for Linux for Power systems available through IBM Global Technology Services.
- Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributors also support and service the Linux operating system for Power.