IBM is to roll out developer resources for the company’s Power microprocessor architecture, with the aim of building 'a community of innovation' around the platform.
Resources are for both application and chip developers, and a Power Architecture portal, technical training and software downloads will be included for developers evaluating IBM middleware running on Linux and Power Architecture systems, which include the eServer iSeries and pSeries servers.
The portal is to be the first step in building a broader community around the architecture. Developers using the portal can establish a governance model to guide future directions for innovation and collaboration. Also featured is Power Architecture Pack, a no-cost evaluation pack for designers to build custom Power chips in a simulation environment.
The Power Architecture is used in systems ranging from games to PCs to servers and supercomputers. The platform provides developers with a platform for delivering customizable applications based on Linux and IBM middleware.
The developer resources can be accessed via developerWorks at: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/offers/linux-speed-start/power/articles.html.
Paul Krill writes for InfoWorld