Technical resources for Linux programmers and system administrators

  • How to build IBM PowerLinux applications on Intel x86 servers

    The real value of the IBM® Advanced Toolchain for PowerLinux cross compiler is that developers can compile and build applications for the IBM Power Architecture® on a development platform they are already familiar with which, in most cases, is x86. This article explains how developers can use the Toolchain cross compiler and easily built their source code to run on Power Architecture. The article also answers questions about cross-compiled application performance, functionality, and the ability to debug the cross-compiled applications natively on an IBM PowerLinux™ server.


  • IBM PowerKVM on IBM POWER8 (Part 1)

    This tutorial takes the reader through the details involved in bringing up an IBM® Power Systems™ server (that is based on IBM POWER8™ processor technology) with Open Power Abstraction Layer (OPAL) and IBM PowerKVM™ stack. This article also covers the upgradation of firmware and various host operating system (OS) installation methods.

  • Why Linux on Power?

    Running your Linux-based applications on IBM® Power® hardware offers a powerful blend of performance, reliability, and security. In this article, you will be exposed to many of the strategic advantages that IBM Power Systems™ can offer and you might be surprised by the low cost of the various deployments. Learn about the tools that IBM uses to enhance your Linux experience and fully understand IBM’s future commitments to Linux on Power.

  • SAN switch performance monitoring using IBM Network Advisor

    This tutorial explains the steps for the installation and configuration of IBM® Network Advisor 12.1.5 on RHEL 6 to manage storage area network (SAN) switches running OS 7.x.x.

  • Site Ox is now the official provider of Linux on IBM Power Platform

    Site Ox is now the official provider of Linux on Power as the implementation partner in the IBM/Canonical collaboration to promote Ubuntu Linux on the IBM Power8 Platform. Site Ox is providing the automated deployment software and facilities to make this cloud based environment publically available to developers.

  • Guide to port Linux on x86 applications to Linux on Power

    This article describes how to port your Linux® C/C++ applications from the x86 platform (Intel® or AMD) to IBM® PowerLinux™ using the following straightforward, step-by-step process. First, learn what it takes to prepare for the port and then follow the implementation tips to get your 32-bit or 64-bit x86 code running on PowerLinux.

  • Upgrading SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Zypper

    This article explains how to use Zypper for upgrading the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and also describes the process to create and modify the repository configuration files.

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  • IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java 2 Technology Edition

    The IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java Technology Edition is a development kit and runtime environment that contains IBM's just-in-time compiler, enhanced with a unique Mixed Mode Interpreter and a re-engineered Java virtual machine.

  • Software Development Toolkit for PowerLinux

    The IBM Software Development Kit for PowerLinux (SDK) is a free, Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

  • Advance Toolchain

    The IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux is a set of open source development tools and runtime libraries that gives you leading-edge advantage of the latest IBM Power Systems hardware features on Linux.

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