WPS has officially been tested for compatibility with distributions of Linux certified for Linux Standard Base (LSB) version 3.0 and higher. LSB is a certification management system intended to encourage compatibility between different distributions of Linux.
Popular distributions known to be LSB compliant include:
There are many other excellent Linux Distributions that are not officially LSB certified, many of which will run WPS without problem. WPS requires a 2.6 or later kernel. In addition to the LSB distributions listed, you could try:
WPS is available to use with versions of Linux capable of operating on hardware using the ARM8 64-bit processor, also known as AArch64
Using Linux on AArch64, WPS can be used in the following ways:
The table below lists the versions of Linux for IBM Power on which WPS is supported
|Linux on IBM Power LE (Little Endian)|
Using Linux on IBM Power LE (Little Endian), WPS can be used in the following ways:
WPS is also supported with AIX on IBM Power
WPS extends Mainframe support from z/OS to the newer Linux for System z technology. Utilize Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) hardware for IBM System z Mainframe systems, z9 and above.
IFL hardware provides the advantage of increased capacity with significant reduced operating costs. IFL hardware capacity is independent of general purpose System z capacity. Moving workload to IFL can lead to significant reductions not just for WPS licenses, but for overall software license costs including operating system license costs, third-party vendor license fees and other capacity-related costs.
There can be advantages to using Linux for System z in supplementing or replacing distributed server hardware.
WPS running on Linux for System z can supplement or replace distributed server hardware running Linux, found in enterprise environments.
This means that workloads running on distributed hardware can be moved to IFL hardware on the series Z machine. This has the advantages of reduced hardware costs and lower power requirements.
WPS running on Linux for System z is supported on all available Linux distributions for this platform including SUSE and RedHat.
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