Use of Capacity Estimates from zPCR
The information contained in the zPCR tool and documentation has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is distributed on an "as is" basis without any warranty either expressed or implied. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a customer responsibility and depends on the customer’s ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer’s operational environment. While each item may have been reviewed by IBM for accuracy in a specific situation, there is no guarantee the same or similar results will be obtained elsewhere. Customers attempting to adapt these techniques to their own environments do so at their own risk.
Performance data contained in this document was determined in a controlled environment; therefore the results which may be obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. No commitment as to your ability to obtain comparable results is any way intended or made by this release of information.
zPCR estimates have a degree of error of +/- 5%. Customers using zPCR information are solely responsible for building capacity plans using zPCR results which accommodate the degree of error inherent in the tool.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How are the IBM z15 models identified?
The IBM z15 has 1 model (T01) with 5 Features that define the maximum number of processor units (PU) which are configurable as General Purpose CPs, zIIPs, IFLs, or ICF's.
z15 Model T01 Feature Max34 - Supports up to 34 configurable PUs
Feature Max71 - Supports up to 71 configurable PUs
Feature Max108 - Supports up to 108 configurable PUs
Feature Max145 - Supports up to 145 configurable PUs
Feature Max190 - Supports up to 190 configurable PUs
In addition, for General Purpose CPs, there are 4 engine speeds, listed below in increasing speed sequence. All zIIPs, IFLs, and ICFs are full speed CPs.
400 Limit of 34 General Purpose CPs
500 Limit of 34 General Purpose CPs
600 Limit of 34 General Purpose CPs
700 Limit of 190 General Purpose CPs
z15 Model T02 Feature Max4 - Supports up to 4 configurable PUs (4 General Purpose CPs)
Feature Max13 - Supports up to 13 configurable PUs (6 General Purpose CPs)
Feature Max21 - Supports up to 21 configurable PUs (6 General Purpose CPs)
Feature Max31 - Supports up to 31 configurable PUs (6 General Purpose CPs)
Feature Max65 - Supports up to 65 configurable PUs (6 General Purpose CPs)
For General Purpose CPs, there are 26 engine speeds (Axx to Zxx)
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?
The IBM System z10 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 z10 EC Models E12 - Supports 1 to 12 Configurable PUs
E26 - Supports 1 to 26 Configurable PUs
E40 - Supports 1 to 40 Configurable PUs
E56 - Supports 1 to 56 Configurable PUs
E64 - Supports 1 to 64 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 12 General Purpose CPs
500 Limit of 12 General Purpose CPs
600 Limit of 12 General Purpose CPs
700 No limit for General Purpose CPs
How are the IBM System z9 EC models identified?
How are the IBM zSeries 990 models identified?
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.