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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RE: Misleading?
by CapEnt on Wed 7th Sep 2011 22:48 UTC in reply to "Misleading?"
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2005-12-18

Since Linux can run baremetal on a System z, it will be quite strange that this certification only cover the z/VM.

I could be wrong, but RedHat and Novell looks to be certified to run as a baremetal install, thus Ubuntu will not be the first case.

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RE[2]: Misleading?
by Lennie on Wed 7th Sep 2011 23:06 in reply to "RE: Misleading?"
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2007-09-22

RedHat and Suse don't run baremetal either.

But on System Z, as I understand it, most operating systems (must ?) use paravirtualization.

Which means special drivers for the special virtual devices which are available on system Z.

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RE[3]: Misleading?
by Nth_Man on Fri 9th Sep 2011 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Misleading?"
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2010-05-16

RedHat and Suse don't run baremetal either.
Linux can run on the mainframe, natively, baremetal.

In the article, one comment says "IBM provides IFL which is a chip specifically for running Linux on the mainframe with or without zVM". Then we can see it graphically in
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/resources/systems_z_os_linux_solution...

That image is from the page http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/solutions/ifl.html, where you can search for the text "native Linux".

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