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[4]: Misleading?
by Kebabbert on Sat 10th Sep 2011 12:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Misleading?"
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

I read from several places that all IBM Mainframe OSes are running ontop a hypervisor, that no OS runs baremetal.

Are you sure that Linux can run baremetal on IBM Mainframes? Do you have a reference or link?

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RE[5]: Misleading?
by Nth_Man on Sat 10th Sep 2011 15:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Misleading?"
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2010-05-16

In http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/resources/systems_z_os_linux_solution... we can see that in those mainframes you can run Linux inside a "virtual machine" (using z/VM) ... or you can run Linux without a virtual machine (as a native operating system).

If you visit, with Javascript enabled, this page:
- http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/solutions/ifl.html
- you click on the "No additional IBM software charges for traditional environment" link,
- you search for "native Linux",
- you see the mentioned diagram afterwards.

In my case, I visited, with Javascript disabled, this page:
- http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/solutions/ifl.html
- searched for "native Linux",
- saw the mentioned diagram afterwards.

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