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Getting Started with zPCR (IBM's Processor Capacity Reference)



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

John Campbell
Kathy Walsh, John Fitch


Document ID:

PRS1381


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

09/12/2017


Product(s) covered:

z14; z/OS; z/VM; z/VSE







Abstract: This is the Getting Started page for those interested in using IBM's Processor Capacity Reference (zPCR) to capacity plan for IBM Z and LinuxONE processors. It includes links for accessing related educational materials and downloading the tool itself.

If the tabs of this notebook don't work for you, try this version of the document.

Note: If your currently installed zPCR version is older than C9.0, it MUST be uninstalled prior to installing zPCR C9.1a (package includes Java). This is necessary to facilitate conversion to the new IBM Java v8 64-bit runtime environment that is required for zPCR.

To review the zPCR C9.1a NEWS file, click on What's New below.

Notices / FAQs
This section is used to document Special Notices and FAQs regarding the operation of zPCR.

    Special Notices
    Show details for Use of Capacity Estimates from zPCRUse of Capacity Estimates from zPCR
    Show details for RegistrationRegistration
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Show details for How are the IBM z14 models identified?How are the IBM z14 models identified?
    Show details for How are the IBM z13 models identified?How are the IBM z13 models identified?

    Show details for How are the IBM zEnterprise EC12 models identified?How are the IBM zEnterprise EC12 models identified?

    Hide details for How are the IBM zEnterprise 196 models identified?How are the IBM zEnterprise 196 models identified?
    The IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) has 5 models. The models support different numbers of processor units (PU) which are configurable as General Purpose CPs, zAAPs, zIIPs, IFLs, ICF's, or optional SAPs.

    z196 Models M15 - Supports 1 to 15 Configurable PUs
    M32 - Supports 1 to 32 Configurable PUs
    M49 - Supports 1 to 49 Configurable PUs
    M66 - Supports 1 to 66 Configurable PUs
    M80 - Supports 1 to 80 Configurable PUs

    In addition, for General Purpose CPs, there are 4 engine speeds, listed below in increasing speed sequence. All zAAPs, zIIPs, IFLs, and ICFs are full speed CPs.

    400 Limit of 15 General Purpose CPs
    500 Limit of 15 General Purpose CPs
    600 Limit of 15 General Purpose CPs
    700 No limit for General Purpose CPs
    Show details for How are the IBM System z10 EC models identified?How are the IBM System z10 EC models identified?
    Show details for How are the IBM System z9 EC models identified?How are the IBM System z9 EC models identified?
    Show details for How are the IBM zSeries 990 models identified?How are the IBM zSeries 990 models identified?

    Show details for How often will I need to register my use of zPCR?How often will I need to register my use of zPCR?
    Show details for What versions of Windows will support zPCR?What versions of Windows will support zPCR?
    Show details for When must I reinstall the IBM Java runtime environment?When must I reinstall the IBM Java runtime environment?




Classification:

Hardware

Category:

Planning and Design




Platform(s):

IBM Z

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

Linux; VM; z/OS; z/VSE

Keywords:

zSeries 800, zSeries 890, zSeries 900, zSeries 990, IBM System z9, IBM System z10, IBM zEnterprise 196, IBM zEnterprise 114, IBM zEnterprise EC12, IBM zEnterprise BC12, IBM z Systems, IBM Z, z13, z13s, z14, LinuxONE, Emperor, Rockhopper, PCR

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