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International Business Machines(IBM) has launched LinuxONE, which is a combination of Linux-only mainframe servers.

They include LinuxONE Emperor servers for large enterprises and Rockhopper servers for mid-size businesses.

According to IBM, the LinuxONE Emperor server can scale up to 8,000 virtual machines or thousands of containers, which would be the most for any single Linux system.

The Linux One Emperor system will be based on IBM’s z13 mainframe computer, which had been designed for high-volume mobile transactions and will work with open software such as Apache Spark, Maria, Posture and Chef, according to the company.

UK-based Canonical will distribute its Ubuntu open source software onto the LinuxONE and z systems.

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