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Employing Strategies for Optimizing your IBM POWER8 (and Earlier) Processor-based Systems
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 8 May 2014, last updated 3 Apr 2017

Critical business needs can be met with more assurance in an optimized, well-tuned environment. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes some of the strategies for optimizing and tuning application code to run on IBM POWER8™ and earlier processor-based systems (IBM Power Systems™). These strategies are drawn from performance optimization efforts across many types of code running on IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux®. The guidance ranges from simple to complex and is usable across a broad set of IBM POWER® processor chips and systems. Some of the techniques can be performed without extensive ... [more]


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Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Power Systems Processors Including IBM POWER8
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Aug 2015, last updated 31 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on gathering the correct technical information, and laying out simple guidance for optimizing code performance on IBM POWER8® processor-based systems that run the IBM AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating systems. There is straightforward performance optimization that can be performed with a minimum of effort and without extensive previous experience or in-depth knowledge. The POWER8 processor contains many new and important performance features, such as support for eight hardware threads in each core and support for transactional memory. The POWER8 ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2015, last updated 30 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC (8335-GCA and 8335-GTA) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822LC offerings and their relevant functions:
- Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
- Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), ... [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 Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 29 Jul 2014, last updated 12 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the adapter-based virtualization capabilities that are being deployed in high-end IBM POWER7+™ processor-based servers. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) is a virtualization technology on IBM Power Systems servers. SR-IOV allows multiple logical partitions (LPARs) to share a PCIe adapter with little or no run time involvement of a hypervisor or other virtualization intermediary. SR-IOV does not replace the existing virtualization capabilities that are offered as part of the IBM PowerVM® ... [more]


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