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IBM Power Ideas Portal

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas and add comments to ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.


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IBM Unified Ideas Portal - https://ideas.ibm.com/ - Use this site to create or search for existing Ideas across all IBM products that are outside of Power, and track all of your personal interactions with all Ideas.

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Need SAS tape support in deskside model

Many of the small IBM i customers have deskside systems. We need SAS tape support in the 9105-41B deskside model.
5 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Support direct attached fibre tape - power 10

Many existing Power customers have direct attached fibre tape drives/libraries and VTL’s. Not having a supported adapter, on scale out p10, is a big problem. Requiring a fibre switch is both cost prohibitive and creates a support issue (no in-hous...
17 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Add support for the 4 core processor in the S1022s for IBMi to enable full utilization of all PCIe slots

Customers need access to all PCIe slots on the S1022s but they do not want to install two 8 Core processors but two 4 core processors. Please add support for the two 4 core processors in the server.
19 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Adding AI in Edge Computing based on Intel IPU and Nvidia DPU based on 5G Networking

1- Enabling AI in Edge Computing using the 5G Slicing Networks 2- Writing Device Driver for Intel IPU and Nvidia DPU devices to enable the IBM i and Linux accessing these devices. 3- Enabling the NVMe over TCP/IP for accessing devices over 5G netw...
24 days ago in Systems Design 1 Submitted

On Power 10 with IBM i fc5899 natively supported or must go through VIOS?

Do I have to use VIOS in order to use the FC 5899 on Power 1024 on an IBM i partition.
25 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Support for native tape attach on Power 10

Are customers now forced to purchase a switch to attach lto tape libraries to Power 10?
25 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Add a expansion piece to the rails

When you are installing a HMC, Power 9 etc, in a non IBM rack, sometimes the HMC is just an half an inch too short from side to side. This happens when you are installing the hardware in a datacenter that you have no control over the rack. The onl...
about 2 months ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Move the functions handled by RMC between HMC and LPAR to the hypervisor.

Move the dlpar-related functions from the RMC connection to the PHYP. The OS/400 is already doing this (it has the functions, but doesn't talk to the RMC). Advantages:- No need for an RMC connection.- Can handle multiple tenants with the same IP r...
about 2 months ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Evaluate if Nutanix on Power Systems is valid (again) with new workloads

Nutainx runs quite many areas inside companies, like VDI but also databases and plain app-vms. In this scenario also offering Power Systems as HW nodes might make the usage of Power Systems easier for customers to implement/use for Linux and AIX.
4 months ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Add Power Systems Hardware to the ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com

The hardware side of Power Systems seems to be missing in this tool. I had to choose "Power Systems: Systems Design" as the closest category which is strange because this doesn't show up in the list of supported categories here: https://www.ibm.co...
5 months ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted