Yesterday's exciting news from LinuxCon NA 2013 was Gabe Newell's keynote
where he talked about Linux as the future of gaming and exciting news coming next week
. Today the interesting topic at LinuxCon is about IBM investing another billion dollars towards Linux and promoting its POWER architecture.
IBM famously invested one billion dollars during the early days of Linux in the enterprise, but now they're going to toss another billion dollars around Linux. This time their investment focus is around Linux and open-source technologies on IBM POWER servers, in particular with regard to big data and cloud computing. IBM is building "Linux on Power" development clouds and other initiatives to help developers and businesses test software on their CPU architecture and more.
This Linux POWER investment expansion comes shortly after IBM announced they would begin licensing the POWER architecture
and continued work on POWER8
enablement within the Linux kernel.