Applications for PowerLinux
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By: Jeff Scheel.
On a regular basis, I get questions like "Is <insert favorite application> supported on PowerLinux?" The simple answer is that it's almost impossible for me to answer that question off the top of my head. However, tools exist to help us answer that question. Which tool you use, depends on who provides the application in question. For Third Party applications, use the Partner World Global Solution Directory. For IBM applications, use the IBM software product reports. Specific directions have been documented in the new Locating Applications for PowerLinux wiki page.
While we're on the topic of applications, it is a great time to revisit the bigger picture around ISV solutions for PowerLinux. The announce material highlighted that PowerLinux is focused on 3 specific solution areas: Big data analytics, Industry application solutions, and Open source infrastructure services. We've started with a base set of applications but will continue to expand these areas.
A couple key comments I want to make:
If you have comments, questions, or ways to improve the documentation of the tooling, please feel free to post comments.