Linus Torvalds affirms IBM superiority in virtualization

In a thread about Linux, Itaniun and POWER architectures appeared on Real World Technologies forums, father of Linux Linus Torvalds stated:

So why do Linux/POWER at all then?

I suspect (but hey, don’t take this as gospel: I may have some visibility into Linux technical issues, but I have absolutely zero visibility into IBM strategic or any marketing plans) that’s a totally separate market, and that IBM does it for two different reasons:

– it makes sense in the virtualized environment, where you may want one box, but take advantage of the IBM superiority in virtualization (others are clearly working on it, but I don’t think anybody will dispute that IBM is the leader in that area)

Read the whole thread at source.