"IBM has announced a new low-end server, its first Power
processor-based system that can run the Linux operating system
without needing IBM's AIX as well.
"IBM's pSeries machines already are available with Linux but
have also required AIX, IBM's version of Unix. Now, as expected,
Big Blue has modified Linux sufficiently that its p630 servers will
start up without AIX.
"The p630 is the lowest-end product to use IBM's 64-bit Power4
processor, and Big Blue is positioning the product as a lower-cost
Linux alternative to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based