By: Tiago Sturmer Daitx. Great news from the OpenJDK land! The OpenJDK PowerPC/AIX port, lead by Volker Simonis, has just been endorsed by Mikael Vidstedt and funded by SAP, IBM, and Oracle.
What does that mean? JEP is an acronym for "JDK Enhancement-Proposal & Roadmap Process". According to it "endorsement" means "Accepted for inclusion in the Roadmap by the OpenJDK Lead". So the PowerPC/AIX Port is now officially in the long-term Roadmap for JDK Releases. Hurray!
The status on the page has not changed from "Posted", but I expect it to be updated really soon. Status has been updated to "Funded", new changeset here. The original JEP changeset is available here.
And don't be fooled by the AIX in the title, it does support Linux on Power as well.