IBM Power Systems L and LC Server Positioning Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 09 December 2016, updated 16 February 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738455814
ISBN-13: 9780738455815
IBM Form #: REDP-5414-00
(32 pages)

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Authors: Tonny Bastiaans, Andrew Laidlaw,

Abstract

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 cases.

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The IBM POWER8 processor
Linux on IBM Power Systems
The OpenPOWER Foundation
IBM scale-out servers
Workload differentiation
Systems for Big Data and Analytics
Systems for High Performance and Technical Computing
Systems designed for Compute-Intensive and Cloud workloads
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Systems for Big Data and Analytics
Systems for High Performance and Technical Computing
Systems designed for Compute-Intensive and Cloud workloads
Virtualization and operating system support

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