I'm poking around at the IBM SDK for Node.js and there isn't much documentation available. I can understand why the version for Power is useful, as v8 on Power historically has had issues. What are the advantages in using the IBM SDK for Node.js on the other platforms such as a Mac and Windows? I downloaded and installed the Mac version and it appears to be Node 0.10.21. I compared it to 0.10.21 installed from Homebrew and found that the binary for the IBM SDK was slightly larger (about 10MiB vs 8MiB for Homebrew) and my tiny benchmark showed both the be within the margin of error when running a benchmark.
Are there hidden advantages in using the IBM SDK for Node.js on platforms such as Mac and Windows?