There has been a lot of activity in the UNIX world last week and two of the giants from the world of computers have involved with UNIX in different ventures. There are subtle chances of a better profit ration once the coalition start to work in the real time market.


Big Blue has been playing around with the AIX UNIX for around a quarter of a century and it came up with the beta version of AIX 7 some days back. The Beta version of AIX 7 runs on any of the Power System, IBM Systems P or eServer pSeries system that are based on POWER4, PPC970, POWER5, POWER6 or POWER7 processors. The machines are doubtlessly the beasts around the computer arena and you must try the beta version of the operating system and give it a go in your machine. The AIX 7 tends to provide binary compatibility for all the programs that have been developed on previous versions of AIX for all the programs that comply with the programming standards.

The AIX 7 comes with a number of remarkable features. The top notch amongst them is the ability to take a backup of your location partition (LPAR) that has been running on AIX 5.2 previously and you can further restore this data onto the workload partition (WPAR) under the AIX7 on a Power7 machine. You get the most out of almost all features that are provided by the latest system and the data and work details can easily be transferred from simple lighter machines to machines that are quite a lot more powerful and large. All it actually takes is a few steps. The checkpoint/restart mechanism gives you the ability to migrate information from one source to another with compatibility with the same underlying applications.

AIX 7 has been improved in terms of the virtualizations as well. You can easily attach physical or Fiber Channel adapters to your WPAR and it will be able to SAN devices directly including the Tape Devices as well and make the management of storage devices a lot easier for the users. The security, management and network has all been revised providing you even enhanced feature from all these different domains. The scalablitiy has been increased to around 1024 threads in a single partition. This certainly is a remarkable improvement compared to the AIX 6.

IBM and HP affiliation with UNIX

IBM has got serious dedication to work with the AIX for long terms and the company is completely in favor of Linux operating systems for which it has launched the “I for Power” OS that is the most focused in all the range. The AIX has been said to be used for dealing immediate issues at the moment. They also expect the new version to be a remarkable achievement in letting people migrate to another environment may it be Windows, Linux, Cloud or “I for Power”.

HP has also come up with the revenge against the killing of agreement from Solaris with the hardware renderer. HP is now offering customers using Sparc/Solaris to migrate to the Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux Server running on HP ProLiant through their Migration Center. The joint consultation between HP and Linux Operating system through the move by Migration center ensures that users are going to have low prices affordable servers out of some of the very powerful machines and the best operating system altogether.