IBM PowerVM Adds Support for Little Endian Linux Workloads

Abstract

If you have been looking for a way to have your applications written for little endian (LE) processors run on IBM Power Systems - now you can under IBM® PowerVM® virtualization. The new little endian guest support for IBM PowerVM brings Linux based workloads that adhere to the LE mode of operation into the fold. With this addition your Linux applications that support little endian mode can take advantage of all the capabilities that IBM Power Systems™ offer by using the PowerVM LE guest support. This means no code changes and maybe just a simple recompile.
This IBM Redbooks Solution Guide provides insight into the little endian guest support for IBM PowerVM and discusses IBM PowerVM's business value and related information.

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Regardless of whether your applications are written for big endian (BE) or little endian (LE) processors, they can all run under IBM® PowerVM® virtualization. The new little endian guest support for IBM PowerVM brings Linux based workloads that adhere to the LE mode of operation into the fold. Now, if you invested in Linux applications that support little endian mode but want to take advantage of all the capabilities that IBM Power Systems™ offer with the PowerVM LE guest support, you are ready to go.

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Publish Date
05 June 2015


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