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A Synopsis of System z Crypto Hardware

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Henry W Meetze
Henry W Meetze

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# 2064; # 2066; # 2084; # 2086; # 2094; # 2096; # 2097; # 2098; PureData System for Transactions; # 2817; # 2818; # 2828; CCF; IBM eServer zSeries; IBM System z; ICSF; Linux on zSeries; Multiprise 2000; MVS; MVS/ESA; PCICC; S/390; S/390 Crypto Coprocessor; VSE/ESA; z9-109; z9 BC; z9 EC; z10; z10 BC; z10 EC; z114; z196; zEC12; zEnterprise; zEnterprise 196; zEnterprise EC12; zSeries 800; zSeries 890; zSeries 900; zSeries 990; zSeries; z/OS; z/OS.e; z/VM; z/VSE

Abstract: The IBM System z cryptographic hardware provides a rich array of encryption capabilities. The functionality available depends on the specific platform and the hardware that has been installed. This document begins with a brief introduction of crypto functions and issues common to all the platforms, and then provides a synopsis of the System z crypto hardware, including the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) GA2 (113-119) and IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) (113-121) announcements from July 23, 2013.

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IBM System z Family

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IBM System z Software


MVS; OS/390; z/OS; z/VSE


zEC12, zBC12, z196, z114, zEnterprise, z10, z9-109, z9 BC, z9 EC, zSeries 800, z/800, z800, zSeries 890, z/890, z890, zSeries 900, z/900, z900, zSeries 990, z/990, z990, zSeries, z/OS

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