[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 13:55:22 UTC 2018
Mike Burger <mburger at bubbanfriends.org>

On 2018-10-30 02:46, 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 
>>> 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.
> Also, looking at TOP500 list there are not so many POWER systems 
> anymore.
> IBM could change this now.

IBM's Power8 and Power9 servers run 8 threads per core, so a 24 core 
Power 8 server runs 192 threads, as long as the operating system can 
handle it, you should be fine.

And if you're looking for major operations running on Power, look no 
farther than Google...they're a huge part of the Power consortium and 
run a huge farm of Power systems on Tyan boards.
Mike Burger

"It's always suicide-mission this, save-the-planet that. No one ever 
just stops by to say 'hi' anymore." --Colonel Jack O'Neill, SG1