Wednesday, 18 September 2013

IBM Pumps 1 Billion into the Linux Industry

During the next five years, IBM will be investing 1 Billion US dollars to promote the Linux industry. IBM announced that it will be adding a Power Systems Linux Centre in France, where developers will get the chance to develop applications for IBM's Power Chip.

The Power8 chip is a complete new architecture in comparison with the Power 7+ Chip. According to IBM, so far Linux was the least important Operating System for IBM. Linux has the power of bringing to life new cloud systems and data centre servers, however it is not known how far IBM wishes to go with this investment.

The investment will be aimed to all three fields, clients, developers and even students, which will give the Linux industry and popularity a big boost ahead. The $1 Billion investment will be scheduled throughout a period of five years.

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