Software Developer Kit for Linux on Power

All-in-one solution for developing software on IBM Power servers.... for free!

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KVM for IBM z Systems Software Development Kit

Compile your software to run on the z Systems hypervisor directly

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Linux service & productivity tools

Access hardware service diagnostic aids and productivity tools, as well as developer toolkits for Linux operating systems running on Power-based technology.

Tools & services

Open source software for LinuxONE and z Systems

Links to packaged binaries and documents for building them on Linux on z.

Open source software for Linux on Power

List of open source packages for ppc64le available on IBM Power Systems. More are added all the time.

Open source Github repositories

Discover, fork, and contribute to open source projects on Github.

developerWorks Linux open source projects

Linux open source projects to download or contribute to.


The Chiphopper offering is designed to help IBM Business Partners enable, test and support their applications on IBM Systems running Linux and middleware platforms — at no cost.

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Trials & downloads

Power Development Cloud

Develop and test your Linux applications in the cloud.

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LinuxONE community cloud

Get no-charge, open access to an enterprise grade Linux environment to test, create and pilot your applications.

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Build on a global cloud infrastructure at Internet scale with bare metal and virtual servers integrated in a seamless, fully-automated platform.

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Linux on z Systems development stream

Contributions and functionality against recent upstream kernel and other upstream Linux components which can be used to build Linux on z Systems distributions.

Unicamp MiniCloud

No-charge, access to Power virtual machines (VMs) for developing, testing or migrating applications to Linux on Power. Hosted by University of Campinas, Brazil.

Oregon State University - Open Source Lab (OSL)

In partnership with IBM, OSL provides access to IBM POWER based servers for developing and testing open source projects

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