This project will create technical overview papers covering the latest information for the next generation of IBM Power Systems product offerings planned for 2021. SMEs and the sales team rely on technical whitepapers to support the product launch. The strengths of the IBM System products center around the overall balance of performance, features, price, and reliability. IBM Redpapers reliably summarize the server's key technical information, combined with concise answers to technical questions and provide this to our customers, BPs, and IBM sales, marketing, and support professionals.

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Benefits to Resident


Each resident will receive expert skills pertaining to the architecture, subsystems, firmware, and performance pertaining to the servers associated with this project. Each component and its function will be reviewed. Opportunities to meet with the planners, launch team, and technical engineers who are part of the development of these products will be provided. Attending this residency will create lasting relationships with the development community that can be used as a bridge to pass customer feedback directly to the labs. Residents will be able to have a complete detailed understanding of the new servers in time to support the announcement. To stay competitive in the marketplace, customers must leverage the latest technology, and IBMers must be able to support it. This project is also a link to the future where experts can candidly discuss the latest development trends.

IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Credly.



Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to complement the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.


Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
Teamwork and leadership skill5
Positive, self-motivated, professional5
IBM Power Systems midrange systems knowledge4
IBM Power Systems enterpriset systems knowledge4
IBM Power Systems hardware and software RAS knowledge4
Hardware performance optimization4
POWER Platform (internals, architecture, cache, processor, and layout)4
e-config Experience4
In depth knowledge of Power Systems feature codes and CCINs4
Power System I/O Drawer knowledge4
Power Enterprise Pools knowledge4
Experience using the HMC4

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level
IBM Documentation Style Knowledge (Technical Writing)3
Adobe FrameMaker or Word Processing3
English, American, or Texan Spoken3
English Written4
PC-based Graphics Tools (PowerPoint, Visio)3

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level
Blogging experience2
YouTube (Speaking in videos)2

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
26 Jul 2021

End Date
13 Aug 2021

3 weeks

Residents needed
4 (Clients, Business Partners, IBMers)

Submit Nominations by
25 Jun 2021

Residency Location

Residency Leader
Scott Vetter

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