IBM makes ‘biggest code drop’ as Canonical and Suse tie-up brings better Linux to mainframes

IBM HAS ANNOUNCED what it describes as the single biggest donation of mainframe code to the open source community, despite reeling from even more financial losses.

Over 250,000 lines of code are being dropped, including predictive analytics code which appears in other IBM systems. This technology can now be transferred into other Linux builds.

The result is two Linux mainframe servers, one of which will be called LinuxOne, which are set to be the most powerful of their type ever produced.

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