Saw this from Jeff's Google+ post earlier, Michael Miller had a good article over on SUSE Conversations on what's up with SUSE's Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and IBM's just announced POWER8 systems.
Continuing a movement towards making life easy for migrating applications from x86 and x86-64 platforms, SUSE brings a focus on their next generation SLES operating system for POWER.
"Now, we are applying our deep software engineering experience to help IBM usher in a new era for IBM POWER8. When released, the enterprise-class SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 will be optimized for the IBM POWER8 architecture running in little-endian mode. Let’s take a look at how little-endian mode will remove a portability barrier for the software application vendors that started out on the x86 and x86-64 platforms and who will now be able to more easily move to the Power platform."
Michael's post goes on to explain some of the key considerations of Linux and POWER8 as the technologies move quickly in the open-source communities and market-space.
If you have questions about what's emerging, why, and some of the technical details, feel free to ask questions over in the forums.