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Status Not under consideration
Categories Runtime Edition
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 11, 2016

Support request Parallel environmet for AIX with Power8

We would like to confirm to support Parallel environment for AIX with Power8 . Applying AIX for Power8 should be must, because high performance computing user who use old Power systems want to use new AIX platform (Power 8).

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2020

    PE is a deprecated product and will not be supporting any new processors. This includes Power8 - PE will not provide support for Power8.

  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2020

    At the time IBM will not provide PE for AIX, for any Power architecture. PE has been a deprecated product and no new versions or support for new architectures will be provided in the future.


  • Guest
    Apr 12, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #86670 in product Parallel Environment for Power Linux.