Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Sep 2011 21:15 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sources close to Canonical and IBM are telling me that Ubuntu may soon be certified on IBM's System p mini-computers and blades and System z mainframes.
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Lennie
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2007-09-22

I think because a System Z10 is fully redundant (including for example memory) and can run many, many Linux machines.

Sometimes you don't need the all that CPU-power just a lot of different machines.

Running just the 'one' system is a lot more power and cooling efficient than a large number of Intel-based machines.

Some even support water-cooled.

And because of the redundancy it is very reliable.

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