For close to 30 years, SUSE has excelled at helping businesses choose an Open path. From the industry’s most adaptable Enterprise Linux to a leading Container Management solution providing full management of all Kubernetes distributions, SUSE enables customers to choose the right combination of technology and solutions to ensure their business success.
To provide our customers with choice, SUSE has led enablement of and works across all major processor instruction set architectures (ISAs). As such, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is available across x86_64, arm64, POWER and z/Architecture today with our container management solutions expanding its availability (currently on x86_64 and arm64) to include IBM ISAs as well. (See associated blog post by my colleague Michael Friesenegger for more details on Rancher on IBM System Z and LinuxONE).
It is in that same spirit of openness and choice that SUSE recently joined RISC-V International. RISC-V is an open standard instruction set architecture (ISA), and RISC-V International’s charter is “to standardize and promote the RISC-V instruction set architecture together with its hardware and software ecosystem” (source: RISC-V website).