IBM acquires Transitive

Well, as Transitive delivers one of the foundations of IBMs PowerVM technology, i expected, that they would acquire Transitive at some point in time. Today IBM announced such a move according to this press release: IBM Announces Plans to Acquire Transitive. The Transitive stuff allows IBM to run Linux x86 code in a Power LPAR. Okay, i don´t really know if it´s sensible idea to use an expensive Power system to virtualize a cheap x86 system. But they need something like that as Linux on Power doesn´t really have a large support by ISVs.