Going to LinuxCon North America the week of the 17th in Vancouver? Wish I was....
By: Robert MacFarlan.
Power Linux will be getting a bit of love at LinuxCon this year. IBM is sponsoring an extended Birds of a Feather / Beverage Social. Did you secretly want to be on Jeopardy and compete against Watson? You can at LinuxCon. There will be a "Mini Watson" demo outside the doors of the beverage social Did you know Watson ran on Power Linux? Paul Mackerras, PPC Maintainer for Linux, will also be demoing an interesting lab project he and others have been working on that you might want to be sure and see as well. If there, be sure and attend to see the unique ways in which Power adds value to a Linux operating environment. Besides, there's free beer!
Taken from the LinuxCon events site:
"IBM Think Power Linux Lounge - Thurs, Aug 18th, 5:15pm, Regency A Room, Hyatt
Braindead after a hard day at LinuxCon? Come relax over beverages and snacks and chat with peers from the IBM Linux Technology Center, Red Hat, and SUSE. Try your luck at the Watson Jeopardy! challenge outside the door...then come inside to hear "how'd they do that" with Linux and the Apache Hadoop framework on a cluster of standard IBM POWER7 systems. Linux IT professionals from IBM clients Rice University and GHY International will be on hand to share how they do it, too, using Linux on ppc64 architecture."