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I missed this article in late April from The Platform. 

Gotta love the quote from Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of the Technical Infrastructure Team: "People ask me if we would switch to Power, and the answer is absolutely,”

I also appreciate the explanation of how little endian helped them.

Can #PowerLinux help you?
For most companies in most industries, riding down the Moore's Law curve to get more compute power for the same money is good enough. But for the few dozen
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+IBM participation in +OpenStack, especially in the area of #KVM on #POWER8 is an area which frequently comes up with technical customers.  It's a little known "secret" that IBM has a Continuous Integration (CI) system on Power that runs OpenStack tests.  It's an ongoing project that started over a year ago focused on Nova, but continues to evolve with more components all the time.

If you 'd like to engage, or simply know more, feel free to check out the project link below...
Overview. This is the IBM PowerKVM CI status page. For questions and more information, please contact kvmpower@linux.vnet.ibm.com. You can also ping rfolco or mmedvede on OpenStack IRC channels @Freenode. PowerKVM CI currently runs Openstack Icehouse release. Devstack-gate jobs run Fedora 20 as ...
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#Edge2015 kicks off today in Las Vegas.  If you can't make it, feel free to register for the streaming event at the link below.

Don't miss out on the big news...
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Great blog post by Richard Jones about his work on virt-builder.

I contemplated correcting his statement about pricing of Power servers, but I'm fighting a perception issue that's hard to battle.  Folks really need to price an S812L or S822L server for themselves.  Telling them that they start around $10k list price just seems too good to be true...
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Beyond getting questions about how open source databases run on Power, I love this post because it really shows that Power is good at moving data and thus good at databases...
 
So, on a large IBM POWER8 system I was recently running the newly coined “yesmark” benchmark, which is best translated as this: Benchmark (N for concurrency): for i in {1..N}; do yes "DO 0;" | mysql > /dev/null & done Live results: mysqladmin -ri 1…
So, on a large IBM POWER8 system I was recently running the newly coined "yesmark" benchmark, which is best translated as this: Benchmark (N for concurrency):
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An interesting post by a colleague.  Personally, I'd really like to combine #1 (Doesn't play well with others) and #4 (Not leveraging support community) into simply: "Not open source".  Open source software creates defacto APIs as they go cross platform, promotes API growth and understanding through source availability, and encourages reuse and collaboration.

I recognize that the natural myth is that there is no money to be made with open source.  However, many companies these day both host communities AND provide enterprise versions for a fee.  So, there are business models that work.  So, why not be open?
We have all worked on projects that haven’t been entirely smooth or successful. This happens for a lot of reasons, but I thought I’d share some of the top factors that get in the way of successful Linux application development, and invite others to share their experiences.1: Doesn’t Play Well with OthersEveryone has their own way of working – but there are certain collaborative principles that we should all deliver on. When code hasn’t been desig...
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Not at +OpenStack Summit?  Watch the great keynote by +Mark Shuttleworth, founder of +Canonical here.

Love the slide, "LXD runs 2500 guests on 1 Power server."  I couldn't have set it better, Mark!!!
Don't miss this latest installment of the Canonical keynote! Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, will cover what's new, neat and nebulous in most vibrant OpenStack ecosystem around. Featuring live demos of breakthrough capabilities in OpenStack, the Canonical keynote has always ...
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A very informative video on Zend Server running Magento on +IBM #POWER8 servers running #PowerLinux .  Check it out!
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For those of you who don't like formal IBM press releases, here's a write-up on +SAP HANA on #PowerLinux that's alot more consumable from +eWEEK.com.

Personally, I like the Charles King quote as it's matches what I've been saying: IBM Power hardware architecture is perfect for thread hungry workloads.  Linux is just the enabler, it's really about the hardware and the application.

SAP HANA + POWER is a perfect pair.
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Someone shared this link with me today about +MariaDB on #PowerLinux .  For those of you who are dying for more information, you'll find this reference helpful.
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If you did not attend #OpenPOWERSummit and want to know more about #OpenPOWER, this 15 minute presentation titled "Life at the Intersection: OpenPOWER, Open Compute, and the Future of Cloud Software & Infrastructure" by Aaron Sullivan, Senior Director & Distinguished Engineer at Rackspace, captures the spirit of the OpenPOWER initiative.

What I love best: the story is not being told by an IBMer.  My definition of ecosystem is when non-IBMers are talking about POWER.!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I.
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