Use of Capacity Estimates from zPCR
Registration is required to use zPCR. The primary purpose for registration is to have an email contact in case important information must be distributed concerning the use of zPCR. A simple form is presented at zPCR initiation, requesting the necessary information. The user must "opt-in" and agree to provide the requested basic information in order to proceed with registration and using zPCR.
If internet attached, and your installation does not block IP address and/or port used, your information is transmitted and a response should be immediate. If unable to internet connect, an email option to complete registration is provided.
zPCR can be used up to 3 times without completing the registration process.
Subsequent registration for zPCR will only be required on a version change, which is expected to happen very infrequently. New releases or modification levels of zPCR will be made available on a regular basis but these updates will not require the user to register again.
End of Life Statement for zPCR
Frequently Asked Questions
How are the IBM z15 models identified?
How are the IBM z14 models identified?
How are the IBM z13 models identified?
How are the IBM zEnterprise EC12 models identified?
How are the IBM zEnterprise 196 models identified?
How are the IBM System z10 EC models identified?
How are the IBM System z9 EC models identified?
The IBM System z9 EC has 5 models. The models support different number of processor units (PU) which are configurable as General Purpose CPs, zAAPs, zIIPs, IFLs, ICF's, or optional SAPs.
System z9 EC Models S08 - Supports 1 to 8 Configurable PUs
S18 - Supports 1 to 18 Configurable PUs
S28 - Supports 1 to 28 Configurable PUs
S38 - Supports 1 to 38 Configurable PUs
S54 - Supports 1 to 54 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 8 General Purpose CPs
500 Limit of 8 General Purpose CPs
600 Limit of 8 General Purpose CPs
700 No limit for General Purpose CPs
How are the IBM zSeries 990 models identified?
The IBM z990 has 4 models. The models support different number of processor units (PU) which are configurable as General Purpose CPs, zAAPs, IFLs, ICF's, or optional SAPs.
zSeries z990 Models A08 - Supports 1 to 8 Configurable PUs
B16 - Supports 1 to 16 Configurable PUs
C24 - Supports 1 to 24 Configurable PUs
D32 - Supports 1 to 32 Configurable PUs
How often will I need to register my use of zPCR?
What versions of Windows will support zPCR?
When must I reinstall the IBM Java runtime environment?
Periodically, the IBM Java runtime environment supporting zPCR will be updated to newer releases. When a new release is required, you must download and install the zPCR including IBM Java Runtime package, which will replace the older Java.