OpenPOWER Ready™ is a mark used by the OpenPOWER Foundation to enable ecosystem product developers to indicate their product has been shown/demonstrated to meet a minimum set of characteristics and should be interoperable with other OpenPOWER Ready products. The mark attests that a specific component satisfies the criteria defined in a specific version of the OpenPOWER Ready Criteria Document.
Date Added: January 13, 2020Additional Information
Criteria Version: Version 2.0
- OpenPOWER Ready Products
- Operating Systems
PowerEL stands for Power Enterprise Linux, it originates from a requirement to have a fully free open source distribution for the IBM POWER 8 and higher platform.
The distribution takes it’s inspiration and origin from various Open Source Enterprise Linux distributions such as Red Hat, CentOS, Oracle Linux, Fedora, SuSE, and others.
PowerEL has been optimized for specific CPU features, such as IBM Power8 or higher and Intel x86 AVX or higher, so it only works on cpu’s with at least this set of features available.
PowerEL provides a very convenient way of more packages out of the box.
PowerEL uses the distro tag pel and uses the same ABI as the open source rhel based systems, so you can use existing binaries on PowerEL.