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Keeping up with the accelerating technology improvements in IBM Power Systems is a never-ending task. IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) was built to help you do just that. Power Systems has a dedicated 4.5 days of content. You'll learn how to plan, architect, install, configure, migrate, operate and tune your IBM Power Systems.

TechU offers focused, in-depth training sessions, hands-on labs and demos delivered by IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers or product experts. Want to see just how deep we go on your favorite topic? Explore the content in the Agenda Preview Tool for key topics below. You can also explore the full scope of session content for IBM Power Systems.

Check out a few examples of hot new capabilities you’ll learn how to leverage in Orlando:

  • IBM Power Systems and Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure
    • IBM PowerVM, SR-IOV and vNIC
    • XL compilers
    • Performance features
    • Scale-out offerings
  • AIX
    • AIX security updates to IBM PowerSC for improved malware intrusion prevention and PowerSC MFA for strong authentication
    • New workload acceleration with Shared Memory Communications over RDMA (SMC-R) (SMC-R enables TCP socket applications to transparently use RDMA, which enables direct, high-speed, low-latency communications. ((TCP) sockets over IPv4 or IPv6))
    • AIX Live Update enhancements enabling IBM PowerVC managed environments as well as integrating with IBM Power Enterprise Pools
    • PowerVC compatible "ready to deploy" and cloud images (e.g. IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions(ICSS))
    • IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager for SDI enables SAN-less clouds while simplifying management and reducing costs of midsize AIX infrastructures with rapid, simple deployments that can dynamically scale
    • AIX 7.2 native support for POWER9
  • IBM i
    • IBM i and Watson communications
    • IBM i in the cognitive eEra
    • Open source solutions for IBM i, including PHP and Python
    • Upgrading to IBM i and POWER9
    • Modernizing applications
    • Getting the most from IBM i security
    • Evaluating system performance
    • Leveraging Db2 Web Query for i for data analytics
  • Cognitive Systems
    • Leveraging the capabilities of POWER9 for AI
    • Deploying a fully optimized AI platform with IBM PowerAI
    • Collaborating on AI projects with the IBM Data Science Experience
    • Integrating and managing your AI, Spark and Hadoop big data workloads
    • Using medical image classification with machine learning technology
    • Leveraging a high performance file system with IBM Spectrum Scale
    • Optimizing distributed learning models with IBM Deep Impact

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