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Benefits of Configuring More Memory in the IBM z/OS Software Stack
z Systems

Redpaper, published 21 Jan 2017, last updated 18 Feb 2017

Significant performance benefits can be realized by increasing the amount of memory that is assigned to various functions in the IBM® z/OS® software stack, operating system, and middleware products. IBM DB2® and IBM MQ buffer pools, dump services, and large page usage are just a few of the functions whose ease of use and performance can be improved when more memory is made available to them. The following benefits can realized:
- Reduced I/O operations
- Reduced CPU usage
- Improved transaction response time
- Potential cost reductions
Although the magnitude ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2013, last updated 16 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new features that have been added with the release of the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM System Storage Storwize® V7000 6.4.0 code, including Replication Family Services. Replication Family Services refers to the various copy services available on the SVC and Storwize V7000 including IBM FlashCopy®, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror, Global Mirror with Change Volumes, Volume Mirroring, and Stretched Cluster Volume Mirroring. The details behind the theory and practice of these services are examined, and SAN design suggestions ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems L and LC Server Positioning Guide
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 9 Dec 2016, last updated 16 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is written to assist you in locating the optimal server/workload fit within the IBM Power Systems™ L and IBM OpenPOWER LC product lines. IBM has announced several scale-out servers, and as a partner in the OpenPOWER organization, unique design characteristics that are engineered into the LC line have broadened the suite of available workloads beyond typical client OS hosting. This paper looks at the benefits of the Power Systems L servers and OpenPOWER LC servers, and how they are different, providing unique benefits for Enterprise workloads and use ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 6 Dec 2016, last updated 15 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. The new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including:
- Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more virtual machines (VMs) per ... [more]


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IBM Power System S821LC: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Dec 2016, last updated 15 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S821LC (8001-12C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The Power S821LC server is designed to maximize data center floor space with its dense 1U server design, which helps to reduce infrastructure cost. The Power S821LC server delivers superior performance and exceptional throughput for data center and cloud workloads that require dense virtualization, open source database deployment, and high-performance computing applications. The ... [more]


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