Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Jul 2010 16:56 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
IBM For only the second time since Big Blue entered the Unix market for real in February 1990 with the launch of the RS/6000 line of workstations and servers, the company is letting customers who use its Power-based servers take a future AIX release for a test drive in an open beta program
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What AIX has to offer
by traustitj on Thu 15th Jul 2010 20:41 UTC
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AIX has not much to offer as a Workstation os for anyone who knows OS X and Linux. But as a server AIX is pretty cool. It has massive support for virtualization which makes even vmware look primitive and all disk management is second only to Solaris 10.

AIX is pretty cool, has nice tools and performance tools and reporting tools that puts others to shame. But it's package system is primitive, working on the OS is pretty primitive. I would take Solaris 10 and Linux. The biggest drawback is of course that Power machines are extremely expensive.

But you can get machines and virtualization that nothing comes close to. You not only can have machines with what seems unlimited memory and cpu's, you can slice each cpu down to a fraction, you have similar to hyper threading for each sliced cpu.

If I could afford it I would use AIX but in real life I doubt it.

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RE: What AIX has to offer
by dvzt on Thu 15th Jul 2010 21:58 in reply to "What AIX has to offer"
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you can slice each cpu down to a fraction

Just for the record: You can do the same with Solaris on the OS level, which means very good resource management also on x86.

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