PLUG Shaping the Future of the Global PowerLInux Community

PLUG Shaping the Future of the Global PowerLInux Community

PowerLinux Users Group™ Empowers Members to Connect Globally and Shape the Future of the PowerLinux

Austin, TX, March 26, 2013:  The PowerLinux Users Group (PLUG) is an international users group that empowers members to connect globally to take control and shape the future of PowerLinux software development for the OpenSource community. On April 6, 2013, beginning at 1:00 PM CST, the founding Austin Chapter will be hosting it’s second monthly meeting being held this month at Freescale Seminconductor, 7700 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Texas. The event is being broadcasted live so that developers from around the globe may participate.  William Mapp, founder and President of PLUG said that, “The vision and goal of PLUG is to provide an exciting international focal/inflection point to fuel the collaboration, innovation and growth of PowerLinux for industry, academia and government, around the globe.”


PLUG supports and promotes PowerLinux development on Power Architecture ® platforms. We provide our members with on-site and remote access to development systems including PowerLinux servers and embedded hardware. In addition, PLUG  is designed to offer networking opportunities with top industry  leading PowerLinux developers and great guest speakers like last months Steven Alfaro, Sr. Mfg. Project Engineer for the Mars Curiosity Rover at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (NASA exclusively uses Power Architecture  for all it’s missions to Mars.)


The monthly focus will also be on facilitating and enabling resources into the communities’ hand to become familiar with the development tools. Guest speakers include members from Freescale’s Software & Systems Development group, IBM’s PowerLinux Performance group, Oracle’s Technical Java on Power team and Servergy’s Engineering and Product Development teams.

The exciting resources and tools for PowerLinux are rapidly growing. New tools available now include — a place were the community can find and contribute to current PowerLinux software repositories.  Additionally, PowerLinux developers can also go to the IRC channel  #mklinux @ to connect up, internationally. There is even the new Servergy Remote PowerLinux Environment™ (RPLE) “Ripple” – a remote development service that Servergy is working with our partners to offer PowerLinux developers access to the latest cutting-edge PowerLinux technology for developing new software applications, located inside Servergy’s world class datacenter in Dallas, Texas.  RPLE™ offers both 32-bit and 64-bit PowerLinux development platforms, and a wide variety of resources and software together with our PowerLinux partners. Servergy is currently offering free RPLE support available for registered PLUG members. Anyone who signs up for RPLE automatically gets free membership to PLUG.  You can go to for more information on RPLE™ and how to sign up, today.


Working with its growing list of world class sponsors – including Avnet, Freescale, IBM, Linux Foundation, Oracle,, Raritan, RedHat, SUSE  — Servergy created RPLE for nurturing an environment for software developers and designers across the globe to connect up and spawn collaborative innovation together. This will be the place and platform to introduce, develop, support and promote Linux on the Power Architecture.


About the international PowerLinux Users Group™ (PLUG) — was founded out of a passion for pulling together, protecting and promoting the rich legacy and capability of Power Architecture ® (developed by Apple, IBM and Freescale – formerly Motorola) with the exciting world and community driven phenomenon of Linux!  The vision and goal of PLUG is to provide an exciting international focal and inflection point to fuel the collaboration, innovation and growth of PowerLInux across industry, academia and government, around the globe.


For more information, anyone interested can visit the International PowerLinux Users Group™ (PLUG) website at today for more information on how you can “Plug-in” and be a part of the exciting new PowerLinux movement rapidly gaining momentum across the globe.

SOURCE: Servergy, Inc.