October 2, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Earlier this year, the executives who are in charge of the development of IBM ‘s AIX Unix variant said that the company was working on an extension to its logical partitioning technology that would make logical machines portable across physical machines. That technology has been delayed, and is being pushed out into 2007, probably to coincide with the launch of Power6-based servers. This technology is widely expected to eventually make its way into the System i5 servers.
In January, Satya Sharma, the lead architect of the AIX platform at IBM, said that Big Blue was planning a maintenance release of