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:
I am here in Las Vegas for IBM Edge 2016 to learn about the latest developments in POWER, machine learning, and OpenStack. It isn’t just about learning - I’m sharing some of our own use cases and challenges from my daily work at Rackspace. I kicked off the day with a great run down the Las Vegas strip. There are many more staircases and escalators than I remember, but it was still a fun run.