Within this web page, 'Linux on System z' and 'Linux on z Systems' are used synonymously to refer to Linux running on an IBM mainframe system.
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This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2015-01-14 Announcement:
The Announcement for the z13 includes a re-branding of 'IBM System z®' to 'IBM z Systems™', which renames 'Linux on System z' to 'Linux on z Systems'.
The Technical details page of the Development stream has been updated to reflect the z13.
Please refer to IBM tested Linux environments to see the IBM support for your distribution.
This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.16 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:
This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.14 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:
This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2014-04-22 Statement of Direction (SOD):
IBM intends to extend the General Parallel File System (GPFS) licensed program to support Linux on System z, providing a cluster file system with high-performance, high availability, and parallel file access for System z.
The SOD is part of the following Announcement letter: IBM General Parallel File System V4.1 enhances security, performance, and usability (Passport Advantage). The announcement letters for the Geos can be found at: US, CAN, LA, EMEA, AP, Japan
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- A new version of the src_vipa-2.1.0 (source VIPA) utility is now available on developerWorks, now including IPv6 support.
- A new snIPL Version 2.3.1 is now available on developerWorks.
This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.12 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team: