Ubuntu for IBM POWER8

Ubuntu 14.04 for IBM POWER8

Ubuntu 14.04 brings with it, for the first time, support for IBM POWER8 including our MAAS provisioning, Juju cloud orchestration, Landscape systems management and Ubuntu OpenStack. Ubuntu 14.04.4 adds CAPI and PowerNV support.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for IBM POWER8

Ubuntu 16.04 continues to enable rapid innovation for POWER8 including support for new POWER8 models, memory and PCI Hotplug, Docker 1.9.1, many performance and availability enhancements. Includes the only commercially available Linux to provide initial support for support the OpenPOWER Foundation’s industry leading NVLink technology.

Ubuntu 16.10 for IBM POWER8

The Ubuntu 16.10 standard release builds on top of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, further enabling rapid innovation for POWER8. It includes support for new POWER8 LC models, while continuing to improve performance and availability with enhanced CAPI Flash support.

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Ubuntu for POWER8 brings Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Server for cloud to POWER8, opening the door to the entire OpenStack ecosystem and the scale-out and cloud markets. Power is optimised for workloads in the mobile, social, cloud, Big Data, analytics and machine learning spaces. With its unique deployment toolset (including Juju and MAAS), Ubuntu makes the management of those workloads trivial.