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POWER7 sets new benchmark records while promising to dramatically reduce the cost of processing. 

IBM has announced that it has added new servers, services and software to its lineup of 2010 systems designed to help cap the rising costs and complexities of operating modern data centers. The new offerings are expected to help clients reap significant benefits from IBM’s three-year, $3-billion investment in POWER7 systems. The systems have been designed for new workloads, such as the growing use of powerful, real-time business analytics. 

Included in the lineup are blade servers built on IBM's POWER7 workload-optimized systems design, new systems software that can reduce the deployment of workloads from weeks to minutes, and new services to remotely implement systems thereby reducing costs by up to 25 percent.

IBM also announced that its POWER7 technology has achieved record performance for a range of workloads.

POWER7 Blades, Systems Software, Services

With four, eight or 16 cores per blade, the new POWER7 servers offer clients the same 64-bit POWER technology that is at work in some of the world’s most critical data centers within government, research, finance and high-tech. Built on the proven foundation of the IBM BladeCenter family of products, the systems are designed for mid-size businesses that need enhanced performance to manage growth and reduce complexity.

The new PS700, PS701 and PS702 Express are the premier blades for workloads ranging from web-tier and SAP application servers to distributed databases within blade-based data centers, according to the company. POWER7’s innovative technologies automatically optimize the blades’ performance and energy efficiency, allowing the new BladeCenter PS702 Express to deliver 225 percent better performance per blade than the Oracle Sun Blade T6340, and 188 percent greater performance per blade than the HP Integrity BL860c Blade. (1) 

For more information visit http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/ 

New IBM Systems Director Software helps adjust computing resources in virtualized data center environments to focus on priority workloads. With IBM Systems Director 6.2 and IBM Systems Director VMControl, multiple virtualized and physical systems can be managed from a single interface, new workloads can be deployed in minutes instead of weeks, and server administration costs can be reduced up to 34 percent, according to IBM.  IBM Active Energy Manager 4.3 monitors and manages energy use and can reduce systems energy costs by nearly 30 percent on Power System servers. (2) 

For more information on new IBM Systems Director, VM Control and Active Energy Manager offerings, visit http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/index.html 

IBM Global Technology Services’ new remotely delivered implementation and migration services provide a lower-cost method to install and implement IBM systems. The remote services can shave up to 25 percent off of installation costs, the company reports. Remote delivery allows IBM to staff engagements more quickly and gives clients a faster return on their investment. Initially available in the U.S. and Canada with plans to expand to the rest of the world later in the year, these remotely delivered lower priced services help clients optimize system performance and reduce time to value. 

IBM also announced a new exchange program to allow clients to upgrade to POWER7 technology immediately. IBM's lending and leasing unit, IBM Global Financing, is offering well-qualified clients to move up to POWER7 systems at monthly costs close to, or lower than, what they are paying for a current POWER6 lease. The program also provides for side-by-side migration of up to 60 days with little to no downtime as the upgrade occurs. 

For more information visit http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/lifecycle/acquire/powerx.html

or http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/lifecycle/acquire/powerx.html  

Eight-Core POWER7 System Boosts Transaction-Processing Performance 

Using a sliver of its total 64-core processing power, IBM’s Power 780 system today became the first server to deliver more than 1.2 million transactions-per-minute on only eight cores, according to Transaction Processing Performance Council results. With price/performance of less than 70 cents per transaction per minute, the Power 780’s 1.2 million transactions-per-minute sets a new record in performance-per-core–4.6 times better than an HP Superdome and 7.5 times better than a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster running Oracle RAC. (3) 

For businesses that run SAP, the Power 780 handled 37,000 users on 64 cores–16 percent more users than a 256-core Sun Enterprise M9000 and 130 percent more users than a 64-core Fujitsu system running Intel Xeon X7560 chips.(4) 

Record-Setting Performance for Web and Analytics Workloads 

The Power 780 also demonstrated the ability to deliver workload-optimized performance by setting new records across the three major industry-standard processor benchmarks for Java, integer, and high-performance-computing workloads, achieving between 1.8 and 3 times the performance of all other competitive published eight-socket results.(5) 

IBM Power Systems’ built-in virtualization provides the ability to scale virtual machines to the full capacity of the system–up to eight-times more than VMware.  IBM testing indicates clients deploying virtualization may see up to 65 percent more performance-per-virtual machine on a Power 750 Express running PowerVM than a similarly configured HP DL380 G6 running VMware.(6) 

Today’s benchmark results continue to demonstrate that IBM Power Systems are able to deliver more compute power with fewer cores and less energy consumption than Sun/Oracle and HP/Itanium-based servers. This performance leadership across all major workloads, combined with Power Systems’ built-in virtualization technology means clients can achieve dramatic cost savings and energy efficiency in their data centers, IBM says. For instance, by using 87 percent fewer  cores than a Sun SPARC Enterprise Cluster to deliver more than one million transactions per minute, the Power 780 allows clients to slash database licensing and maintenance costs by up to 80 percent. (7) 

New Operating Environments, Developer Tools

New AIX 6 Express Edition offers clients a new, lower-priced edition of AIX designed for SMB environments or smaller workloads consolidated on midrange or high-end Power Systems. Supporting up to four cores per image and 8GB per core, AIX 6 Express provides the reliability and flexibility of AIX at a lower cost. AIX Express joins the existing AIX Standard and AIX Enterprise Editions to fill out the new family of AIX 6 offerings.

The new IBM i 7.1 integrated operating environment is designed to take advantage of workload optimization features of POWER7, including automatic exploitation of solid state drives (SSD) for optimum performance. Enhanced support for XML in DB2, the integrated database for IBM i, helps companies exchange information between customers and suppliers, a new virtualization feature for PowerVM enables simpler testing of new releases before a software upgrade, and asynchronous geographic mirroring with PowerHA System Mirror provides support for multi-site clustering over longer distances.

For more information go to: www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/advantages/v7r1/index.html

IBM Rational Developer for Power V7.6 gives users of Power Systems on AIX a modern, Eclipse-based development environment that supports C/C++ and COBOL development, and is also tightly integrated with Rational Team Concert for Power Systems for improved application lifecycle management. IBM is also introducing Rational compilers for C/C++ and Fortran, both optimized for POWER7. This new environment can provide up to a 30 percent improvement in workload productivity. (8) For more information visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/announce/power/

For more information on the above new products and to register for a special IBM webcast visit ibm.com/systems.

___________________________________________________________________________ 

Notes

(1) SPEC and the benchmark names SPECrate, SPECint, and SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. For the latest SPEC benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org. All results are the best result posted at www.spec.org as of April 5, 2010 for the system indicated except for the IBM BladeCenter result which was submitted to SPEC as of April 13, 2010.

SPECint_rate 2006 results: IBM BladeCenter PS702 with 16 cores, two processor chips, and four threads per core had a peak result of 520. HP Integrity BL860c i2 with 8 cores, 2 processor chips and two threads per core had a peak result of 134.  Sun Blade T6340 with 16 cores, two processor chips and eight threads per core had a peak result of 160.

SPECjbb2005 results: IBM BladeCenter PS702 with 16 cores, two processor chips, and four threads per core running with 16 JVM instances had a result of 1,119,946 bops and 69,997 bops per JVM. Sun Blade T6340 with 16 cores, two processor chips and eight threads per core running with 16 JVM instances had a result of 388,456 bops and 24,279 bops per JVM.

(2) Source: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/sa/wh/n/xbw03007usen/XBW03007USEN.PDF

page 3 of VALUE PROPOSITION FOR IBM SYSTEMS DIRECTOR Challenges of Operational Management for Enterprise Server Installations International Technology Group.

(3) Transaction performance based on tpmC results as of 4/9/2010. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council, www.tpc.org as of 4/9/10. IBM result submitted on 4/13/10. IBM Power 780 with 2 processor chips, 8 cores, 16 threads achieved 1,200,011 tpmC @ $.69 $/tpmC. Database was DB2 9.1 on AIX 6.1. System availability is 10/13/2010.  tpmC per core is 150,001.  HP Integrity Superdome with 64 processor chips, 128 cores, 256 threads achieved 4,092,799 tpmC @ $2.93 $/tpmC. Database was Oracle 10g on HP-UX 11i v3.  System availability was 8/6/2007.  tpmC per core is 31,975. Sun/Oracle T5440 cluster with 48 processor chips, 384 cores, 3,072 threads achieved 7,646,486 tpmC @ $2.36 $/tpmC. Database was Oracle 11g EE RAC on Solaris 10.  System availability was 3/19/2010.  tpmC per core is 19,913. IBM x3850 M2 with 4 processor chips, 16 cores, 16 threads achieved 516,752 tpmC @ $2.59 $/tpmC. Database was DB2 9.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. System availability was 3/14/2008.  tpmC per core is 32,297.

(4) The  IBM Power 780 achieved the highest result ever published on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 (Unicode) with a result of 37,000 SAP SD benchmark users. The 64-core Power 780 handled 16 percent more users  than a 256-core Sun Enterprise M9000 (Oracle's biggest system) and 130 percent more users than a 64-core Fujitsu 1800E system running Intel's Xeon X7560 chip. IBM Power System 780, 8p / 64–c / 256–t, POWER7, 3.8 GHz, 1024 GB memory,  37,000 SD users, dialog resp.: 0.98s, line items/hour: 4,043,670, Dialog steps/hour: 12,131,000, SAPS: 202,180, DB time (dialog/ update):0.013s / 0.031s, CPU utilization: 99 percent, OS: AIX 6.1, DB2 9.7, cert# 2010013;  SUN M9000, 64p / 256-c / 512–t, 1156 GB memory, 32,000 SD users, SPARC64 VII, 2.88 GHz, Solaris 10, Oracle 10g , cert# 2009046; Fujitsu 1800E, 8p / 64-c / 128-t, 512 GB memory, 16,000 SD users, Intel Xeon X7560, 2.26 GHz, Windows Server 2008 R2 DE, SQL Server 2008, cert#: 2010010. All results are 2-tier, SAP EHP 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode) and valid as of 4/1/2010. All SAP Sales and Distribution 2-tier benchmark results can be found at http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/sd2tier.epx

(5) Best-in-class 8-socket results: IBM Power 780 64-core (3.86 GHz, 8 chips, 8 cores/chip,4 threads/core) SPECint_rate2006 result of 2,526; IBM Power 780 64-core (3.86 GHz, 8 chips, 8 cores/chip,4 threads/core) SPECfp2006 result of 2,240; IBM Power 780 64-core (8 chips, 128 threads) 3.86 GHz IBM Power 780 System running AIX V6.1 with a SPECjbb2005 result of 5,210,501 bops (81,414 bops/JVM).

Competitive 8-socket results: SPECint_rate2006: Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 1800E 64-core (Intel Xeon X7560, 8 chips, 8 cores/chip, 2 threads/core) SPECint_rate2006 result of 1339; SPECfp_rate 2006: SGI Altix ICE 8200EX 32-core (Intel Xeon X5570, 2.93 GHz, 8 chips, 4 cores/chip, 2 threads/core) SPECfp_rate2006 result of 742; SPECjbb2005: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP DL785 G6 achieved 1,984,616 bops (248,077 bops/JVM on a 480core system (8 chips, 48 threads).

SPEC and the benchmark names SPECrate, SPECint, and SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Benchmark results stated reflect results published on www.spec.org (link resides outside ibm.com) as of April 8, 2010.

(6) “A Comparison of PowerVM and VMware Virtualization Performance,” April 2010.  White paper available through www.ibm.com.

(7) Claim based on comparing an 8-core Power 780 system vs. a cluster of two Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 both of which are estimated to deliver over 1 million OLTP transactions per minute. For details on the comparison, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/migratetoibm/systems/power/power7_legal_footnotes/index.html

(8) According to IBM Business Partner Oxford International, a leading provider of enterprise modernization solutions, new IBM Rational application development and management software for POWER7 is providing improvements of up to 30 percent in team productivity in all aspects of the development process.

The IBM business model is built to support two principal goals: helping clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more innovative, efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology (IT) solutions; and, providing long-term value to shareholders. The business model has been developed over time through strategic investments in capabilities and technologies that have the best long-term growth and profitability prospects based on the value they deliver to clients. The company's strategy is to focus on the high-growth, high-value segments of the IT industry. The company's global capabilities include services, software, hardware, fundamental research and financing. The broad mix of businesses and capabilities are combined to provide business insight and solutions for the company's clients.

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IBM has announced that it has added new servers, services and software to its lineup of 2010 systems designed to help cap the rising costs and complexities of operating modern data centers. The new offerings are expected to help clients reap significant benefits from IBM’s three-year, $3-billion investment in POWER7 systems. The systems have been designed for new workloads, such as the growing use of powerful, real-time business analytics. 

Included in the lineup are blade servers built on IBM's POWER7 workload-optimized systems design, new systems software that can reduce the deployment of workloads from weeks to minutes, and new services to remotely implement systems thereby reducing costs by up to 25 percent.

IBM also announced that its POWER7 technology has achieved record performance for a range of workloads.

POWER7 Blades, Systems Software, Services

With four, eight or 16 cores per blade, the new POWER7 servers offer clients the same 64-bit POWER technology that is at work in some of the world’s most critical data centers within government, research, finance and high-tech. Built on the proven foundation of the IBM BladeCenter family of products, the systems are designed for mid-size businesses that need enhanced performance to manage growth and reduce complexity.

The new PS700, PS701 and PS702 Express are the premier blades for workloads ranging from web-tier and SAP application servers to distributed databases within blade-based data centers, according to the company. POWER7’s innovative technologies automatically optimize the blades’ performance and energy efficiency, allowing the new BladeCenter PS702 Express to deliver 225 percent better performance per blade than the Oracle Sun Blade T6340, and 188 percent greater performance per blade than the HP Integrity BL860c Blade. (1) 

For more information visit http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/ 

New IBM Systems Director Software helps adjust computing resources in virtualized data center environments to focus on priority workloads. With IBM Systems Director 6.2 and IBM Systems Director VMControl, multiple virtualized and physical systems can be managed from a single interface, new workloads can be deployed in minutes instead of weeks, and server administration costs can be reduced up to 34 percent, according to IBM.  IBM Active Energy Manager 4.3 monitors and manages energy use and can reduce systems energy costs by nearly 30 percent on Power System servers. (2) 

For more information on new IBM Systems Director, VM Control and Active Energy Manager offerings, visit http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/index.html 

IBM Global Technology Services’ new remotely delivered implementation and migration services provide a lower-cost method to install and implement IBM systems. The remote services can shave up to 25 percent off of installation costs, the company reports. Remote delivery allows IBM to staff engagements more quickly and gives clients a faster return on their investment. Initially available in the U.S. and Canada with plans to expand to the rest of the world later in the year, these remotely delivered lower priced services help clients optimize system performance and reduce time to value. 

IBM also announced a new exchange program to allow clients to upgrade to POWER7 technology immediately. IBM's lending and leasing unit, IBM Global Financing, is offering well-qualified clients to move up to POWER7 systems at monthly costs close to, or lower than, what they are paying for a current POWER6 lease. The program also provides for side-by-side migration of up to 60 days with little to no downtime as the upgrade occurs. 

For more information visit http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/lifecycle/acquire/powerx.html

or http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/lifecycle/acquire/powerx.html  

Eight-Core POWER7 System Boosts Transaction-Processing Performance 

Using a sliver of its total 64-core processing power, IBM’s Power 780 system today became the first server to deliver more than 1.2 million transactions-per-minute on only eight cores, according to Transaction Processing Performance Council results. With price/performance of less than 70 cents per transaction per minute, the Power 780’s 1.2 million transactions-per-minute sets a new record in performance-per-core–4.6 times better than an HP Superdome and 7.5 times better than a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster running Oracle RAC. (3) 

For businesses that run SAP, the Power 780 handled 37,000 users on 64 cores–16 percent more users than a 256-core Sun Enterprise M9000 and 130 percent more users than a 64-core Fujitsu system running Intel Xeon X7560 chips.(4) 

Record-Setting Performance for Web and Analytics Workloads 

The Power 780 also demonstrated the ability to deliver workload-optimized performance by setting new records across the three major industry-standard processor benchmarks for Java, integer, and high-performance-computing workloads, achieving between 1.8 and 3 times the performance of all other competitive published eight-socket results.(5) 

IBM Power Systems’ built-in virtualization provides the ability to scale virtual machines to the full capacity of the system–up to eight-times more than VMware.  IBM testing indicates clients deploying virtualization may see up to 65 percent more performance-per-virtual machine on a Power 750 Express running PowerVM than a similarly configured HP DL380 G6 running VMware.(6) 

Today’s benchmark results continue to demonstrate that IBM Power Systems are able to deliver more compute power with fewer cores and less energy consumption than Sun/Oracle and HP/Itanium-based servers. This performance leadership across all major workloads, combined with Power Systems’ built-in virtualization technology means clients can achieve dramatic cost savings and energy efficiency in their data centers, IBM says. For instance, by using 87 percent fewer  cores than a Sun SPARC Enterprise Cluster to deliver more than one million transactions per minute, the Power 780 allows clients to slash database licensing and maintenance costs by up to 80 percent. (7) 

New Operating Environments, Developer Tools

New AIX 6 Express Edition offers clients a new, lower-priced edition of AIX designed for SMB environments or smaller workloads consolidated on midrange or high-end Power Systems. Supporting up to four cores per image and 8GB per core, AIX 6 Express provides the reliability and flexibility of AIX at a lower cost. AIX Express joins the existing AIX Standard and AIX Enterprise Editions to fill out the new family of AIX 6 offerings.

The new IBM i 7.1 integrated operating environment is designed to take advantage of workload optimization features of POWER7, including automatic exploitation of solid state drives (SSD) for optimum performance. Enhanced support for XML in DB2, the integrated database for IBM i, helps companies exchange information between customers and suppliers, a new virtualization feature for PowerVM enables simpler testing of new releases before a software upgrade, and asynchronous geographic mirroring with PowerHA System Mirror provides support for multi-site clustering over longer distances.

For more information go to: www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/advantages/v7r1/index.html

IBM Rational Developer for Power V7.6 gives users of Power Systems on AIX a modern, Eclipse-based development environment that supports C/C++ and COBOL development, and is also tightly integrated with Rational Team Concert for Power Systems for improved application lifecycle management. IBM is also introducing Rational compilers for C/C++ and Fortran, both optimized for POWER7. This new environment can provide up to a 30 percent improvement in workload productivity. (8) For more information visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/announce/power/

For more information on the above new products and to register for a special IBM webcast visit ibm.com/systems.

___________________________________________________________________________ 

Notes

(1) SPEC and the benchmark names SPECrate, SPECint, and SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. For the latest SPEC benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org. All results are the best result posted at www.spec.org as of April 5, 2010 for the system indicated except for the IBM BladeCenter result which was submitted to SPEC as of April 13, 2010.

SPECint_rate 2006 results: IBM BladeCenter PS702 with 16 cores, two processor chips, and four threads per core had a peak result of 520. HP Integrity BL860c i2 with 8 cores, 2 processor chips and two threads per core had a peak result of 134.  Sun Blade T6340 with 16 cores, two processor chips and eight threads per core had a peak result of 160.

SPECjbb2005 results: IBM BladeCenter PS702 with 16 cores, two processor chips, and four threads per core running with 16 JVM instances had a result of 1,119,946 bops and 69,997 bops per JVM. Sun Blade T6340 with 16 cores, two processor chips and eight threads per core running with 16 JVM instances had a result of 388,456 bops and 24,279 bops per JVM.

(2) Source: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/sa/wh/n/xbw03007usen/XBW03007USEN.PDF

page 3 of VALUE PROPOSITION FOR IBM SYSTEMS DIRECTOR Challenges of Operational Management for Enterprise Server Installations International Technology Group.

(3) Transaction performance based on tpmC results as of 4/9/2010. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council, www.tpc.org as of 4/9/10. IBM result submitted on 4/13/10. IBM Power 780 with 2 processor chips, 8 cores, 16 threads achieved 1,200,011 tpmC @ $.69 $/tpmC. Database was DB2 9.1 on AIX 6.1. System availability is 10/13/2010.  tpmC per core is 150,001.  HP Integrity Superdome with 64 processor chips, 128 cores, 256 threads achieved 4,092,799 tpmC @ $2.93 $/tpmC. Database was Oracle 10g on HP-UX 11i v3.  System availability was 8/6/2007.  tpmC per core is 31,975. Sun/Oracle T5440 cluster with 48 processor chips, 384 cores, 3,072 threads achieved 7,646,486 tpmC @ $2.36 $/tpmC. Database was Oracle 11g EE RAC on Solaris 10.  System availability was 3/19/2010.  tpmC per core is 19,913. IBM x3850 M2 with 4 processor chips, 16 cores, 16 threads achieved 516,752 tpmC @ $2.59 $/tpmC. Database was DB2 9.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. System availability was 3/14/2008.  tpmC per core is 32,297.

(4) The  IBM Power 780 achieved the highest result ever published on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 (Unicode) with a result of 37,000 SAP SD benchmark users. The 64-core Power 780 handled 16 percent more users  than a 256-core Sun Enterprise M9000 (Oracle's biggest system) and 130 percent more users than a 64-core Fujitsu 1800E system running Intel's Xeon X7560 chip. IBM Power System 780, 8p / 64–c / 256–t, POWER7, 3.8 GHz, 1024 GB memory,  37,000 SD users, dialog resp.: 0.98s, line items/hour: 4,043,670, Dialog steps/hour: 12,131,000, SAPS: 202,180, DB time (dialog/ update):0.013s / 0.031s, CPU utilization: 99 percent, OS: AIX 6.1, DB2 9.7, cert# 2010013;  SUN M9000, 64p / 256-c / 512–t, 1156 GB memory, 32,000 SD users, SPARC64 VII, 2.88 GHz, Solaris 10, Oracle 10g , cert# 2009046; Fujitsu 1800E, 8p / 64-c / 128-t, 512 GB memory, 16,000 SD users, Intel Xeon X7560, 2.26 GHz, Windows Server 2008 R2 DE, SQL Server 2008, cert#: 2010010. All results are 2-tier, SAP EHP 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode) and valid as of 4/1/2010. All SAP Sales and Distribution 2-tier benchmark results can be found at http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/sd2tier.epx

(5) Best-in-class 8-socket results: IBM Power 780 64-core (3.86 GHz, 8 chips, 8 cores/chip,4 threads/core) SPECint_rate2006 result of 2,526; IBM Power 780 64-core (3.86 GHz, 8 chips, 8 cores/chip,4 threads/core) SPECfp2006 result of 2,240; IBM Power 780 64-core (8 chips, 128 threads) 3.86 GHz IBM Power 780 System running AIX V6.1 with a SPECjbb2005 result of 5,210,501 bops (81,414 bops/JVM).

Competitive 8-socket results: SPECint_rate2006: Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 1800E 64-core (Intel Xeon X7560, 8 chips, 8 cores/chip, 2 threads/core) SPECint_rate2006 result of 1339; SPECfp_rate 2006: SGI Altix ICE 8200EX 32-core (Intel Xeon X5570, 2.93 GHz, 8 chips, 4 cores/chip, 2 threads/core) SPECfp_rate2006 result of 742; SPECjbb2005: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP DL785 G6 achieved 1,984,616 bops (248,077 bops/JVM on a 480core system (8 chips, 48 threads).

SPEC and the benchmark names SPECrate, SPECint, and SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Benchmark results stated reflect results published on www.spec.org (link resides outside ibm.com) as of April 8, 2010.

(6) “A Comparison of PowerVM and VMware Virtualization Performance,” April 2010.  White paper available through www.ibm.com.

(7) Claim based on comparing an 8-core Power 780 system vs. a cluster of two Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 both of which are estimated to deliver over 1 million OLTP transactions per minute. For details on the comparison, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/migratetoibm/systems/power/power7_legal_footnotes/index.html

(8) According to IBM Business Partner Oxford International, a leading provider of enterprise modernization solutions, new IBM Rational application development and management software for POWER7 is providing improvements of up to 30 percent in team productivity in all aspects of the development process.

The IBM business model is built to support two principal goals: helping clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more innovative, efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology (IT) solutions; and, providing long-term value to shareholders. The business model has been developed over time through strategic investments in capabilities and technologies that have the best long-term growth and profitability prospects based on the value they deliver to clients. The company's strategy is to focus on the high-growth, high-value segments of the IT industry. The company's global capabilities include services, software, hardware, fundamental research and financing. The broad mix of businesses and capabilities are combined to provide business insight and solutions for the company's clients.

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    HelpSystemsIT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators is small.

    This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:

    • Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
    • How leading organizations are coping
    • Where automation will make the biggest impact

     

  • IBM i Resources Retiring?

    SB HelpSystems WC GenericLet’s face it: IBM i experts and RPG programmers are retiring from the workforce. Are you prepared to handle their departure?
    Our panel of IBM i experts—Chuck Losinski, Robin Tatam, Richard Schoen, and Tom Huntington—will outline strategies that allow your company to cope with IBM i skills depletion by adopting these strategies that allow you to get the job done without deep expertise on the OS:
    - Automate IBM i processes
    - Use managed services to help fill the gaps
    - Secure the system against data loss and viruses
    The strategies you discover in this webinar will help you ensure that your system of record—your IBM i—continues to deliver a powerful business advantage, even as staff retires.

     

  • Backup and Recovery Considerations for Security Data and Encrypted Backups

    SB PowerTech WC GenericSecurity expert Carol Woodbury is joined by Debbie Saugen. Debbie is an expert on IBM i backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and high availability, helping IBM i shops build and implement effective business continuity plans.
    In today’s business climate, business continuity is more important than ever. But 83 percent of organizations are not totally confident in their backup strategy.
    During this webinar, Carol and Debbie discuss the importance of a good backup plan, how to ensure you’re backing up your security information, and your options for encrypted back-ups.

  • Profound.js: The Agile Approach to Legacy Modernization

    SB Profound WC GenericIn this presentation, Alex Roytman and Liam Allan will unveil a completely new and unique way to modernize your legacy applications. Learn how Agile Modernization:
    - Uses the power of Node.js in place of costly system re-writes and migrations
    - Enables you to modernize legacy systems in an iterative, low-risk manner
    - Makes it easier to hire developers for your modernization efforts
    - Integrates with Profound UI (GUI modernization) for a seamless, end-to-end legacy modernization solution

     

  • Data Breaches: Is IBM i Really at Risk?

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIBM i is known for its security, but this OS could be more vulnerable than you think.
    Although Power Servers often live inside the safety of the perimeter firewall, the risk of suffering a data leak or data corruption remains high.
    Watch noted IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses common ways that this supposedly “secure” operating system may actually be vulnerable and who the culprits might be.

    Watch the webinar today!

     

  • Easy Mobile Development

    SB Profound WC GenericWatch this on-demand webinar and learn how to rapidly and easily deploy mobile apps to your organization – even when working with legacy RPG code! IBM Champion Scott Klement will demonstrate how to:
    - Develop RPG applications without mobile development experience
    - Deploy secure applications for any mobile device
    - Build one application for all platforms, including Apple and Android
    - Extend the life and reach of your IBM i (aka iSeries, AS400) platform
    You’ll see examples from customers who have used our products and services to deliver the mobile applications of their dreams, faster and easier than they ever thought possible!

     

  • Profound UI: Unlock True Modernization from your IBM i Enterprise

    SB Profound PPL 5491Modern, web-based applications can make your Enterprise more efficient, connected and engaged. This session will demonstrate how the Profound UI framework is the best and most native way to convert your existing RPG applications and develop new modern applications for your business. Additionally, you will learn how you can address modernization across your Enterprise, including databases and legacy source code, with Profound Logic.

  • Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.

    Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.

    In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).

  • 5 New and Unique Ways to Use the IBM i Audit Journal

    SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericYou must be asking yourself: am I doing everything I can to protect my organization’s data? Tune in as our panel of IBM i high availability experts discuss:


    - Why companies don’t test role swaps when they know they should
    - Whether high availability in the cloud makes sense for IBM i users
    - Why some organizations don’t have high availability yet
    - How to get high availability up and running at your organization
    - High availability considerations for today’s security concerns

  • Profound.js 2.0: Extend the Power of Node to your IBM i Applications

    SB Profound WC 5541In this Webinar, we'll demonstrate how Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on npm (Node Package Manager).
    You will see how Profound.js 2.0 allows you to:

    • Provide RPG-like capabilities for server-side JavaScript.
    • Easily create web and mobile application interfaces for Node on IBM i.
    • Let existing RPG programs call Node.js modules directly, and vice versa.
    • Automatically generate code for Node.js.
    • Automatically converts existing RPGLE code into clean, simplified Node.js code.

    Download and watch today!

     

  • Make Modern Apps You'll Love with Profound UI & Profound.js

    SB Profound WC 5541Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools.
    Profound Logic's Alex Roytman and Liam Allan are here to show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver applications your whole business will love:

    • Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js
    • Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI
    • Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js

     

  • Accelerating Programmer Productivity with Sequel

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    Most business intelligence tools are just that: tools, a means to an end but not an accelerator. Yours could even be slowing you down. But what if your BI tool didn't just give you a platform for query-writing but also improved programmer productivity?
    Watch the recorded webinar to see how Sequel:

    • Makes creating complex results simple
    • Eliminates barriers to data sources
    • Increases flexibility with data usage and distribution

    Accelerated productivity makes everyone happy, from programmer to business user.

  • Business Intelligence is Changing: Make Your Game Plan

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIt’s time to develop a strategy that will help you meet your informational challenges head-on. Watch the webinar to learn how to set your IT department up for business intelligence success. You’ll learn how the right data access tool will help you:

    • Access IBM i data faster
    • Deliver useful information to executives and business users
    • Empower users with secure data access

    Ready to make your game plan and finally keep up with your data access requests?

     

  • Controlling Insider Threats on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericLet’s face facts: servers don’t hack other servers. Despite the avalanche of regulations, news headlines remain chock full of stories about data breaches, all initiated by insiders or intruders masquerading as insiders.
    User profiles are often duplicated or restored and are rarely reviewed for the appropriateness of their current configuration. This increases the risk of the profile being able to access data without the intended authority or having privileges that should be reserved for administrators.
    Watch security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses a new approach for onboarding new users on IBM i and best-practices techniques for managing and monitoring activities after they sign on.

  • Don't Just Settle for Query/400...

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhile introducing Sequel Data Access, we’ll address common frustrations with Query/400, discuss major data access, distribution trends, and more advanced query tools. Plus, you’ll learn how a tool like Sequel lightens IT’s load by:

    - Accessing real-time data, so you can make real-time decisions
    - Providing run-time prompts, so users can help themselves
    - Delivering instant results in Microsoft Excel and PDF, without the wait
    - Automating the query process with on-demand data, dashboards, and scheduled jobs

  • How to Manage Documents the Easy Way

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhat happens when your company depends on an outdated document management strategy?
    Everything is harder.
    You don’t need to stick with status quo anymore.
    Watch the webinar to learn how to put effective document management into practice and:

    • Capture documents faster, instead of wasting everyone’s time
    • Manage documents easily, so you can always find them
    • Distribute documents automatically, and move on to the next task

     

  • Lessons Learned from the AS/400 Breach

    SB_PowerTech_WC_GenericGet actionable info to avoid becoming the next cyberattack victim.
    In “Data breach digest—Scenarios from the field,” Verizon documented an AS/400 security breach. Whether you call it AS/400, iSeries, or IBM i, you now have proof that the system has been breached.
    Watch IBM i security expert Robin Tatam give an insightful discussion of the issues surrounding this specific scenario.
    Robin will also draw on his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss policies, processes, and configuration details that you can implement to help reduce the risk of your system being the next victim of an attack.

  • Overwhelmed by Operating Systems?

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

    • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
    • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
    • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
    • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite.

     

  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.