March 1, 2005

IBM's Chiphopper gives ISVs running start to Linux

Author: Vance McCarthy

In an effort to boost the number of Linux apps available, IBM has developed a lab-to-marketplace program for ISVs, designed to make Linux as easier target for their existing apps â and a more profitable one.

The technology, training and sales support program, dubbed Chiphopper, is designed to let ISVs run a single version of their software application across the full range of IBM Linux hardware -- from x86-based servers, blades and clusters; to IBM Power-based servers to even Linux on IBM mainframes. It was developed by IBM and its Linux distribution partners Red Hat and Novell.

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