вторник, 26 мая 2015 г.

SLES ppc64


и чё? и зачем?

Кхм, они этим гордятся.

As IBM Software Group is working to bring its most popular workloads to Linux on Power, SUSE’s support of little-endian on IBM Power will simplify source code porting from little-endian x86 Linux applications to little-endian Linux on Power. Because many modern I/O Systems and GPU accelerators assume that data is written in little-endian access models, the enablement of little-endian for IBM Power will allow data produced by existing x86 Linux applications to be accessed more easily. Which is why companies such as Mellanox and NVIDIA are keen to participate in the OpenPOWER Foundation.

The recent announcement of the little-endian mode for IBM's Power8 processor was a pleasant surprise for current Power users and prospective users alike. The new mode will help remove the portability barrier between IBM Power and Intel's x86 processors, which are exclusively little-endian, allowing customers to concentrate on the performance and cost-effectiveness of the products.