IBM Edge 2016 is almost over and I’ve learned a lot about Power 8 this week. I’ve talked about some of the learnings in my recaps of days one and two. The performance arguments sound really interesting and some of the choices in AIX’s design seem to make a lot of sense. However, there’s one remaining barrier for me: Power 8 isn’t really accessible for a tinkerer. Tinkering? Google defines tinkering as: