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Power Systems Design

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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...
almost 2 years ago in Power Systems Design 1 Future consideration

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.
about 2 years ago in Power Systems Design 1 Not under consideration

Get Elastic Capacity on Demand CoD code via an api call.

This is the only missing step to a larger automation idea to automatically allocate Elastic Capacity on Demand to a LPAR with a shell script. I have solved adding a CoD code to a frame and activating the resource and adding it to a LPAR through th...
9 months ago in Power Systems Design 0 Submitted

New Product of Data Processing Unit DPU based on IBM Power 11 (or later Power processors) with Nvidia GPUs for the future Applications

Building a new product of IBM and Nvidia Data Processing Unit, the suggested DPU may have the following description and capabilities: 1- Using IBM Power 11 instead of Intel Xeon or ARM will make the software licenses and the cyber security more ad...
over 1 year ago in Power Systems Design 1 Not under consideration

Blocking ?UAK expired events log? call out for Customer China Unionpay

Customer China unionpay has over 100 9119-MME E870 system running production, the UAK expired events log call out every 180 days for every single E870 system. For the over 100 system, customer have to update UAK new license with very high frequenc...
over 4 years ago in Power Systems Design 1 Not under consideration

voltage regulator is single point of failure in E850C servers

You can refer to PMR 71797,820,820 (automatically created after call home) and relevant hardware ticket RCMS 01D5MG8,820. I'll focus on E850C (8408-44E) server, but maybe it's also relevant for other Power servers. Server has 4 power supplies and ...
about 6 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration

Clock Card Concurrent Maintenance

Client experienced Customer Impacting Event on 9/12/17. Was told that concurrent maintenance is not an option on Power8 9119 MHE and that an outage would be required to replace clock card to ensure redundancy going forward. PE and Service Availabi...
almost 7 years ago in Power Systems Design 2 Not under consideration

Request for a function to allow user to specify the number of sockets DPO(Dynamic Platform Optimizer) should consolidate an LPAR into instead of spreading out across all 4 sockets for large LPARs

We have optimized Power E1080 CPU/Memory affinity, try to consolidate each LPARs into 2 sockets, but failed. How to do it now? IBM responsible engineer feedback the following info.: The DPO (Dynamic Platform Optimizer) has a built-in algorithm whi...
3 months ago in Power Systems Design 1 Future consideration

PDU cables shorter than 4.3M for in-rack connections

The PDU cable (ex. #6654) is currently only length of 4.3M, although PDU are connected any components in a rack in most cases.The PDU cable is too long and become a big cable roll under the rack. And these big cable rolls are as many as PDUs.Pleas...
8 months ago in Power Systems Design 1 Submitted

We suggest new Product of Nvidia DGX based on IBM Power11 or later processors with Nvidia GPUs based on CXL 3.0 or CXL 4.0

The future High performance Computing can be either Centralized (Cloud) or Distributed or Hybrid, therefore we need to take into consideration the Quantum Safe Cryptography, IBM Power 11 or later Power processors have this capability, also it will...
over 1 year ago in Power Systems Design 1 Not under consideration