[Beowulf] Oh.. IBM eats Red Hat

Prentice Bisbal pbisbal at pppl.gov
Mon Oct 29 12:45:32 PDT 2018

How well has Linux been supporting IBM's POWER processors? I would 
imagine pretty well, since the Linux community always seems eager to run 
on new hardware.

Could it be that the Linux community hasn't been quick enough in 
accepting IBM's contributions to Linux to support POWER, so IBM decided 
to buy the largest member of the community to fix that?

Or, could it be that IBM didn't have enough Linux expertise in-house to 
support POWER on Linux, so they decided to buy a lot of expertise?

What do you think?


On 10/29/2018 02:43 PM, Jörg Saßmannshausen wrote:
> Hi all,
> it is not only that, but I saw something about Mellanox today as well.
> Not good news in my humble opinion. :-(
> All the best
> Jörg
> Am Montag, 29. Oktober 2018, 07:42:48 GMT schrieb Tony Brian Albers:
>> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-red-hat-m-a-ibm/ibm-to-acquire-softw
>> are-company-red-hat-for-34-billion-idUSKCN1N20N3
>> I wonder where that places us in the not too distant future..
>> I've worked for Big Blue, and I'm not sure the company cultures are
>> compatible to say the least.
>> /tony
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