IBM launches ‘Big Green Linux’ initiative

by admin August 9, 2007 at 6:23 pm

IBM on Tuesday kicked off an initiative aimed at convincing big businesses and data centres that Linux is not just a way of saving money — and that it’s also a good way to cut back on power consumption and environmental damage.

The “Big Green Linux” initiative is part of the wider Project Big Green, launched in May, which is specifically aimed at helping IBM and its clients reduce data-centre energy consumption. IBM kicked off the new initiative at the opening of the LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center trade shows in San Francisco, accompanied by Novell and the Linux Foundation.

The initiative doesn’t centre on any one product announcement, but instead highlights several new IBM systems and projects aimed at Linux-based energy efficiency.

Full article: ZDNet UK