Poll results: A simple poll about your use of AIX and Power

I want to thank all the participants of my survey on the levels of AIX and Power Systems used by your company.

It was my first attempt to use Polldaddy and the survey questions had some rough edges due to my clumsiness.  Despite this, I received responses from Austria, Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

While this wasn’t a very scientific survey (especially since only the most forward thinking AIX people read my tweets and blog Big grin smiley face), it did provide some useful data about the levels of AIX and Power Systems servers that you are using today and in the future.

For the first question – What AIX release are you predominantly using today? Most of you said you were still predominantly using AIX 6. It’s good that most of you are actively planning to move to AIX 7.


The next question – Which AIX release do you expect to be using in 12 months? Most of you said that you expect to convert to AIX 7. Good news!


For the third question, I was trying to get a better idea of the generation of Power Systems servers that are primarily used by your company. Based on the results I would say that most of you have migrated to POWER7.


My fourth question was intended to reveal all generations of servers were in use at your company. Unfortunately I worded the question badly and I do not think the results were valid or worth sharing.

My final question was about the role of the people participating in the survey. I was happy to see that clients filled out most of the surveys.


Overall, this first survey was a learning experience for me and I hope to do a better job of composing the questions in future surveys.

However, the results are encouraging for me since most of you appear to be adopting AIX 7 and POWER7 quite strongly.

Thanks again for participating in the survey. Feel free to comment via the “Reply” box at the bottom if there are other surveys you think would be interesting.

Thanks again,


About Jay Kruemcke

Jay Kruemcke is passionate about helping customers and partners achieve their goals. Jay is a currently a Senior Product Manager at SUSE. Jay is responsible for the SUSE Linux for High-Performance Computing, Linux for Arm, and Linux for Power servers. Jay released the first commercially supported Linux distribution for Arm in 2016. Jay completely restructured SUSE’s HPC offerings in 2017 to add support for Arm systems, provide longer term support, and continue to enhance the HPC Module. The HPC Module provides support for open software such as slurm as part of the SUSE HPC subscription. Jay has built an extensive career in product management based on being a bridge between customers and engineering teams. He has extensive experience in many areas including product positioning, driving future product directions, using social media for client collaboration, and evangelizing the capabilities and future directions of enterprise products. Prior to joining SUSE, Jay had a long career at IBM including many roles in the Power and Cloud Engineering and Offering teams. In addition to his product management experience, Jay has held a variety of technology roles at including product marketing, manager of a technical architecture team, briefing center staff, SAP systems management consultant, and as a system programmer and administrator Jay also volunteers with the Boy Scouts in multiple roles and with ProductCamp Austin. The postings on this site solely reflect the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of my employer. Follow me on twitter @mr_sles and @phastflyer
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