IBM is now offering bare metal instances in the cloud powered by its LinuxONE hardware with a pitch that enterprises can consolidate workloads and reduce energy consumption compared to x86 servers under similar conditions.
The LinuxONE servers feature the Telum processor that IBM uses in its z16 mainframe, but they’re designed to run multiple flavors of enterprise Linux rather than the mainframe z/OS.
IBM shipped the fourth generation of its LinuxONE product line last September, dubbed LinuxONE Emperor, promising both scale-out and scale-up performance and requiring a lot less hardware than standard x86 servers. More recently, it introduced LinuxONE Rockhopper, a smaller-scale system for more modest deployments.
Source:: Network World – Data Center