Linux on Mainframes - an IBM update

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Many Linux proponents appear to equate Linux with the use of industry standard X86 systems. IBM demonstrated that its Mainframes are a growing portion of the market.

IBM presented an update on Linux on its mainframe line of computers. It was refreshing to learn about the success Linux has been having outside of the realm of industry standard X86-based systems. Here’s a quick summary of the session.

Growth of Linux on IBM System Z

The shipments of IBM’s Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) increased 76% between the second quarter of 2010 and the second quarter of 2011.

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