Red Hat Enterprise Linux*
IBM intends to continue working with Red Hat to support the IBM Power System S822LC for commercial computing, IBM Power System S822LC for high performance computing, and IBM Power System S812LC servers with an upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 release. For additional questions about the availability of this release and supported Power servers, consult the Red Hat Hardware Catalog at https://hardware.redhat.com.
IBM plans to enhance the following high-performance computing (HPC) software: Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL), Parallel ESSL, Parallel Environment (IBM PE) Runtime Edition, and IBM PE Developer Edition, to run on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system on the IBM Power System S822LC for high performance computing.
Power Enterprise Systems
For clients with Power E880s that require additional system capacity and growth, IBM plans to enhance the Power Systems’ enterprise system portfolio with greater flexibility by providing a serial number protected upgrade path from the Power E880 128-core system to the Power E880 192-core system.
POWER8 water cooling features
IBM plans to introduce water cooling features available on POWER8 processor-based Power S822 and S822L Systems.
IBM Power System E850
IBM plans to enhance the Power E850 to support a maximum of 4TB of memory.
Power PCIe Adapter
IBM plans to support two Ethernet adapters with NIC and RoCE capabilities on Power Systems in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, which includes Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Yemen. These adapters are the PCIe3 2-port 10GbE NIC&RoCE SFP+ Copper Adapter (#EC38, #EC37, #EL53, #EL3X) and PCIe3 2-port 10GbE NIC&RoCE SR Adapter (#EC2N, #EC2M, #EL54, #EL40).
IBM i with PurePower
IBM plans to add IBM i support to the IBM PurePower System. This will allow for management support of heterogeneous operating system environments consisting of AIX, Linux on Power and IBM i.
Storage with PurePower
IBM plans to introduce a lower cost storage option for the IBM PurePower System based on Storwize offerings, attached via iSCSI over 10Gb Ethernet.
Newly announced IBM Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA are easy to order, tailored for quick deployment and rapid-time-to value, and offer flexibility to meet individual client demands. Small and large configurations already exist for these solution editions. Additionally, IBM plans to introduce a medium configuration using a four-socket POWER8 system, providing a compact option for clients seeking a solution for SAP HANA that can eventually scale to a database requiring 4 TB of memory.
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