[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 13:06:39 UTC 2018
Mark Rousell <mark.rousell at signal100.com>

On 30/10/2018 06:46, Simon Matter wrote:
>> On 10/29/18 1:55 AM, Simon Matter wrote:
>>> To me it seems like, if they are smart, they will try to push IBM POWER
>>> and RedHat Linux together to establish real competition in the hardware
>>> market again (and of course don't forget to keep Fedora/CentOS alive)!
>> Er, RHEL has been running on Power for a very long time.  The fastest
>> supercomputer in the world is Power9 + RHEL.
> What I meant is that POWER could become a competitor for Intel/AMD based
> servers. We're now running AMD EPYC servers with 64Cores/128Threads and we
> didn't find any POWER system which could compete in this area.

As a matter of interest, did you look at IBM's own Power Systems (IBM
System i, AS/400, System p, as was)? They promote some of these models
as having very powerful processing capabilities but I wonder how they
compare in practice with Epyc or Xeon systems.

Mark Rousell