Archived white papers


POWER7® System RAS (PDF,3.35 MB)
This white paper highlights POWER7 server design features that extend the inherent Power Architecture RAS capabilities delivered in previous server generations.

Best Practices for Migrating Linux/x86 Applications to IBM Linux on Power Systems (PDF,771 KB)
This paper studies IBM’s recommendations for best practices in the selection and migration Linux/x86 workloads and applications for migrating to Power Systems servers.

IBM EnergyScale for POWER7 Processor-Based Systems (PDF,1.82 MB)
This document describes the functions provided by IBM EnergyScale technology along with usage examples, hardware and software requirements, and information about which functions are supported on which IBM server offerings.

Active Memory Expansion Performance (PDF,156 KB)
This paper describes the positive performance impacts of Active Memory Expansion on a typical SAP workload.

Active Memory Expansion: Overview and Usage Guide (PDF,345 KB)
Active Memory Expansion can effectively provide more memory to AIX 6.1 (or later) clients running on a POWER7 server. This 25 page white paper provides excellent insights into its usage and considerations.


Migration from HACMP/XD for HAGEO to PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition, GLVM Configuration (PDF,362 KB)
This white paper will assist existing HACMP/XD for HAGEO customers understand how to plan for and accomplish a successful migration to the GLVM configuration of PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition.

A Comparison of PowerVM and x86-Based Virtualization Performance (PDF,155 KB)
This paper discusses the advantages of virtualization, highlights IBM PowerVM, and analyzes the performance of virtualization technologies using industry standard benchmarks.

IBM EnergyScale for POWER6 Processor-Based Systems  (PDF,2.42 MB)
In this paper, the functions provided by EnergyScale are described along with usage examples, hardware and software requirements, and information about which functions are supported on which IBM server offerings.

IBM PowerVM Active Memory Sharing: An Overview (PDF, 79 KB)
This paper provides a high-level overview of Active Memory Sharing including an overview of its capabilities, a description of its benefits, and examples of good candidate workloads as well as usage considerations.


High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing Best Practices (PDF,705 KB)
The IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP) product supports many configurations and provides lots of flexibility. This document discusses the choices that the cluster designer can make, and suggests the alternatives that make for the highest level of availability.


A POWER6 Virtualization Performance Study Using Integrated Virtual Ethernet (PDF, 78 KB)
This paper highlights data latency's application to business results, discusses POWER6 virtualization and the Integrated Virtual Ethernet, presents a virtualization performance study, and concludes with further recommendations.


IBM eServer pSeries 650, 670, and 690—Planning Guide for Capacity Upgrade on Demand
Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) adds operational and configuration flexibility for IBM eServer pSeries systems. Available for a fee, CUoD allows customers to add additional resources as they are needed. Processors and memory can be brought online to meet increasing workload demands. This guide provides information that is needed when you are planning to purchase an IBM eServer pSeries 650, 670, or 690 server with CUoD features.

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.