Chris Bennett wrote:
Does anyone need a Power8?

Chris, this is the hottest high-end server in the IBM universe today.

It runs Linux, AIX and IBM i (OS/400). They are very widely in use deep under 
many organizations.

IBM is currently energetically supporting Open Source development (as their vendors are becoming disillusioned about industry growth).

The Power8 *needs* OpenBSD because they don't have a really good firewalling 
regimen at that level.

At the z/OS level, they have world-class stuff, but not around the neighborhood of IBM i, which is actually selling better than z/OS these days.

If you haunt the IBM world as I do, you'd realize that this could be a very big cash cow for OpenBSD supportniks if Mikael's idea flies.

Jack J. Woehr     # Science is more than a body of knowledge. It's a way of # thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe # with a fine understanding of human fallibility. - Carl Sagan

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