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  • IBM Sets Another Smallness Record with 2nm Chip Blueprints
    by Chris Preimesberger on 2021-05-07 at 07:55

    Okay, now that IBM has revealed its 2nm chip design and process blueprint, what’s next? A virtual chip? Two nanometers is smaller in width than a human DNA molecule. Just how small can development of these things go? IBM, its head down deep in the science, came out with the world’s first 2nm processor nanosheet on May 6. The specifications will be licensed and put to work by chip fabricators, and we could be seeing these microscopic but powerful IT engines being manufactured by the end of the calendar year or early next year. This comes about at a key juncture in the processor-making industry. Currently, there’s a high-demand, low-supply market for chips of all kinds–especially high-performance units with energy efficiency built inside. Demand continues to rise, especially in the era of hybrid cloud, AI and the internet of things, where more new products are being designed and built than any other time in IT history. If these things work the way they’re supposed to work, the markets will welcome them with open arms. IBM said the new chip is designed to achieve 45 percent higher performance and 75 percent lower energy use than today’s most advanced 7nm node chips. Those are substantial performance numbers. Increasing the number of transistors per chip makes them faster and more efficient, due to the relative nearness to each other on the die. What the new chips can do Commercial benefits of these advanced 2nm chips theoretically could include: Quadrupling cell phone battery life, only requiring users to charge their devices every four days. Slashing the carbon footprint of data centers, which account for 1+ percent of global energy use. Changing all of their servers to 2nm-based processors could potentially reduce that number significantly. Substantially speeding up a laptop’s functions, ranging from quicker processing in applications to assisting in language translation more easily, to faster internet access. Contributing to faster object detection and reaction time in autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars. 50 billion transistors on a fingernail-sized chip The 2nm design demonstrates the advanced scaling of semiconductors using IBM’s nanosheet technology, the company said. This architecture is an industry first. Developed less than four years after IBM announced its then-milestone 5nm design, this latest breakthrough will allow the 2nm chip to fit up to 50 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail. More transistors on a chip also mean processor designers have more options to infuse core-level innovations to improve capabilities for leading-edge workloads, such as AI and cloud computing, as well as new pathways for hardware-enforced security and encryption. IBM is already implementing other innovative core-level enhancements in the latest generations of IBM hardware, such as IBM POWER10 and IBM z15. IBM’s history of semiconductor design IBM has had previous semiconductor breakthroughs. These include the first implementation of 7nm and 5nm process technologies, single-cell DRAM, the Dennard Scaling Laws, chemically amplified photoresists, copper interconnect wiring, Silicon on Insulator technology, multi-core microprocessors, High-k gate dielectrics, embedded DRAM and 3D chip stacking. Of course, not everything in chip design turns out as successful as was planned. For example, three years after their joint product announcement in 2015, Intel and Micron gave up on their co-produced 3D stacking experiment in the 3D Xpoint processor project, in which both companies invested about 10 development years and millions of dollars. IBM said its first commercialized offering that will include IBM Research 7nm advancements will debut later this year in IBM POWER10-based IBM Power Systems.

  • Loic – IBM Garage for Systems Case Study
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-06 at 23:28

    Leverage the latest technology and deep technical expertise of the IBM Garage for Systems to deliver what your customer needs.

  • Go on z/OS: Connecting Compiled Binary Programs to Go Programs
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-06 at 21:52

    This tutorial covers how to use Go programs to call a script or binary programs. Calling outside scripts or programs from Go can be done to achieve program interoperability. The tutorial consists of two parts: Part 1: The basics of connecting another binary program to your Go programPart 2: Refactoring the program to address inconsistent output

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    by thedrugofanation on 2021-05-06 at 19:40

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  • z/VM: How to rebuild segments
    by IBM Support and Training on 2021-05-06 at 14:39

    Saved Segments is a concept in z/VM where an image of memory containing data or code can be saved. A Save Segment can be shared across a number of virtual machines as a single copy. In z/VM, the two main types of Saved Segments are NSS (Named Saved System) and DCSS (Discontiguous Saved Segment). Save Segments live in the spool system of z/VM and are used by CMS and other components or projects. If lost for some reason, they will need to be rebuilt.Check connection with service file pool (1:30):Q FILEPOOL CONNECT FOR userid VMPSFS:Rebuild the CMS and z/CMS segments (2:15):PUT2PROD SAVECMSSee all current segments (2:41):CP Q NSSRebuild all segments (3:28):PUT2PROD SEGMENTS ALLSee all virtual machines using a segment (4:12):CP Q NSS USERS segment_nameRebuild specific segment (4:49):PUT2PROD SEGMENTS segment_nameBooks referenced:z/VM 7.2 Saved Segments Planning and Administration – Chapter 3 – https://www.vm.ibm.com/library/720pdfs/72632201.pdfIBM Copyright: https://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade

  • IBM Unveils World’s First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology
    by IBM News on 2021-05-06 at 13:11

    From: IBM News

  • Endianness and IBM LinuxONE
    by StevenDickens3 on 2021-05-06 at 13:06

    Are you concerned about LinuxONE being “big endian”? Do you understand what “big endian” means? This article attempts to clarify what “endianness” means and why you shouldn’t be overly concerned about it. History In 1725, Jonathan Swift unintentionally created a useful term in his work of fiction known commonly as Gulliver’s Travels [1]. In the book, Gulliver

  • Our 2 nm chip: the sum of several “Aha!” moments
    by Julien Frougier on 2021-05-06 at 10:12

    Today’s announcement isn’t just that our new Gate-All-Around (GAA) nanosheet device architecture enables us to fit 50 billion transistors in a space roughly the size of a fingernail. It’s not just that IBM Research’s second-generation nanosheet technology has paved a path to the 2-nanometer (nm) node. Or that we produced this breakthrough technology on a 300 millimeter (mm) wafer built at IBM Research’s semiconductor research facility in Albany, NY. It’s all of those things, of course. The post Our 2 nm chip: the sum of several “Aha!” moments appeared first on IBM Research Blog.

  • IT-Infrastructure related sessions at IBM Think – Built on Power
    on 2021-05-06 at 07:08

    Register for free today at ibm.com/think At Think, you’ll have the chance to directly engage with world-class experts, industry leaders and peers. Learn all about the future of hybrid cloud and AI and see how Power Systems deliver the security, reliability and performance necessary in an effective hybrid cloud strategy. Security Keynote 2303 Put security everywhere, so you can put trust everywhere IBM Cross Systems Session ID 2081: A deep dive into the IBM innovations powering the next generation of hardware Session ID 2019: Understanding flexible consumption: The new way to pay for IT infrastructure IBM Power Systems Session ID 1702: Modernizing mission-critical infrastructure using cloud technologies Session ID 1708: Supporting our healthcare heroes: IT agility and the pandemic response Session ID 1736: Pfizer’s 2020 successes aided by SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Session ID 2025: Making DNA storage more cost-efficient Session ID 2076: CSI, top UK MSP, enables leading trading platform to manage unprecedented volumes What you’ll find at Think… Personalized curriculum: Gain insights and perspectives from IBM executives, product leaders and clients who are leveraging Power Systems technology in their journey to hybrid cloud.Credential-building education: Learn about the latest technologies and make yourself indispensable by upgrading your Power Systems skills through technical breakouts, hands-on labs, master classes and discounted certification exams.New ways to engage: Participate in virtual forums and interactive IBM Power Systems experiences. Chat one-on-one and collaborate with the pros who create the technology you use every day.Sellers Contact InformationFull Name Goes HereTitlediam nonummynibheuismodtinciduntutemail: laoreetdolore magnaIT Infrastructure at Think 2021Register for free today at ibm.com/think

  • SHARE Volunteer Communities
    by SHARE Association on 2021-05-05 at 21:12

    Watch this video for instructions and information on how to access and navigate SHARE Communities. For questions, contact sharehq@share.org.

  • Mission-critical efficiency and resilience at a reduced IT cost
    by Gary Albert on 2021-05-05 at 12:15

    IBM z15 Model T02 is the newest entry model into the IBM Z family of servers. The post Mission-critical efficiency and resilience at a reduced IT cost appeared first on Servers & Storage.

  • Aymeric Affouard and Eric Phan – Modern Access to IBM Z with z/OS Connect
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-04 at 22:51

    In this video IBM Z modernization specialists Aymeric Affouard and Eric Phan discuss how IBM z/OS Connect can provide access to your IBM Z applications.

  • Using Azure DevOps CI/CD Pipelines to Build a z/OS COBOL Application
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-04 at 22:18

    Azure DevOps is a Software as a service (SaaS) platform from Microsoft that provides an end-to-end DevOps toolchain for developing and deploying software. It also integrates with IBM Z DevOps products/offerings such as IBM Developer for z/OS (IDz), Dependency Based Build (DBB) & Urbancode Deploy (UCD) and is a great option for orchestrating a DevOps toolchain.  The key features of Azure DevOps are Boards, Pipelines, Repos and Artifacts; some of which are shown during the course of this recording. This video demonstrates how you can use Azure DevOps to build and release a z/OS COBOL application by integrating with the DBB product from the IBM Z DevOps portfolio.

  • Twice the Performance. Half the Cost. The All New LinuxONE
    by By STEVEN DICKENS on 2021-05-04 at 20:08

    Twice the Performance. Half the Cost. The All New LinuxONE In the increasingly digital economy, lines of business expect more from the IT function, especially as we transition to a cloud first model. Technology, business models, and client expectations are dynamic, continue to evolve, change, and grow.   It seems the established model of today was yesterday’s stretch goal. And it’s already yesterday’s Harvard Business Review case study… How in a world where the next cool app disrupts the established industry titan, can CTO’s keep organizations on the cutting edge of technology? How can the industry hope to harness the world where code is crowd-sourced, developed in an open source community, and running the business the next day? Further, in a world of security breaches that can reduce a CTO’s tenure to minutes, can you build an IT infrastructure that is truly secure? Factor in the need to scale without failure to meet the demands of literally anyone and everyone coming in via mobile devices at random times of the day Enter the LinuxONE III Express Today we are announcing LinuxONE III Express, the latest edition to the 3rd generation of the LinuxONE family. The new Express model builds on the core value proposition of the LinuxONE range of servers which can be summarized: Superior security, Express is built with features for the most demanding workloads in highly regulated industries Lightning-fast processor speed that delivers 2x performance against x86 for open-source workloads The ability to scale workloads both horizontally and vertically within the box Availability features that are unique to LinuxONE that deliver beyond 5 nines level of availability The ability to deliver TCO savings of over 50% against engineered systems based on commodity x86 chip architectures. The new Express model is radically simplified to enable clients to rapidly adopt the technology with reduced solutioning times. The Express model is the first time that a LinuxONE system is being made to stock and this translates to a radically simplified process for IBMers and IBM Business Partners as they engage with clients looking to configure a LinuxONE system for their needs. The Express model has been designed with simplicity in mind. With 3 target configurations the Express is transparent with published pricing on the web so that clients can plan and budget without needing a formal quote from IBM.  Target workloads for LinuxONE III Express The Express is designed with 3 target use cases in mind. Although LinuxONE runs hundreds of Open Source workloads and numerous software titles from IBM and other software vendors the Product Management team have focused in on 3 use cases: Data-serving: Express is a data-serving beast, with hardware features that drive radical core consolidation. Express can deliver 50% savings against commodity x86 servers for database workloads. Digital assets: Fintech’s and established industry players are looking to transition to cryptocurrency and digital asset models as they evolve payments, settlement and their wider business models. Express is built to be the most securable Linux server on the market. Hybrid Cloud: LinuxONE III Express is designed to be perfect platform upon which you can build a Hybrid Cloud. Designed as the perfect server for Kubernetes, Express is ideally suited to Red Hat OpenShift deployments due to its performance, availability, security and scalability. LinuxONE in IBM Cloud Introducing the next generation of IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers! In addition, for expanding workloads to Cloud, the next generation of Hyper Protect Virtual Servers brings the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) capabilities of IBM Cloud together with the LinuxONE hardware to offer a complete Hybrid Cloud experience. Configure your Dev/Test, Cloud Bursting or Data Residency workloads as a combination of LinuxONE III Express and Hyper Protect Virtual Servers, now with simplified provisioning and management capabilities to make easier than ever to consume Hybrid Cloud. Carry out your Confidential Computing, Hybrid Cloud or Industry Vertical use cases like Digital Assets, Cloud Bursting or Digital Banking with ease on Hyper Protect Virtual Servers. This next generation service offers choice in the degree of protection and dramatically simplifies prvisioning and management. Integrated into the IBM Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service portfolio of offerings and built on the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment,customers can provision faster and experience high-speed network performance  it has never been easier to consume LinuxONE Virtual Servers, only available in the IBM Cloud. Start your Journey As you search for a way to start your journey to hybrid cloud enabled mission critical Linux infrastructure environment be safe in the knowledge the perfect platform exists – IBM LinuxONE. Whether you want to start small on-premises or in the IBM Cloud,  LinuxONE is built for speed and scale, built to be secure and trusted, built to be open and flexible, built to never fail for the crowdsourced tomorrow.  Want to be inspired?  Check out the LinuxONE pages on the web for more info

  • May the 4th be with you!
    by StevenDickens3 on 2021-05-04 at 15:48

    As the world celebrates Star Wars Day we thought we would have some fun and go full Star Wars on talking about the launch of LinuxONE III Express. In a land far far away, lines of business both in the Rebel Alliance, The New Order, and the Evil Empire expect more from the IT function,

  • Company Mainframe Policy
    by TermTlkFrank on 2021-05-04 at 12:39

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  • Announcing IBM LinuxONE III Express and cloud-like Tailored Fit Pricing
    by Ross Mauri on 2021-05-04 at 04:15

    We’re announcing new entry-level LinuxONE hardware, IBM LinuxONE III Express, and a new flexible pricing model for IBM Z hardware. The post Announcing IBM LinuxONE III Express and cloud-like Tailored Fit Pricing appeared first on Servers & Storage.

  • Fans of IBM Z – IBM Z Analogy
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-03 at 21:49

    We asked a few Fans of IBM Z – What everyday analogy would you give to describe IBM Z? Catch the responses from our IBM Z Experts and Fans of IBM Z!

  • You thought you knew about zOS app modernization – want the truth
    by IBM Developer on 2021-05-03 at 19:29

    https://techtv.bemyapp.com/#/conference/607876eec9da5b001b5e632fIn this episode of Expert TV: App Transformers, we are joined by Rosalind Radcliffe, DevOps Evangelist of the Year 2019, to explore myths and misconceptions about z/OS application modernization and expose the real story.  See how you can get the best out of your existing z/OS application investment, make informed decisions about your applications using the latest capabilities of ADDI and Wazi Analyze.  Bring the next generation of developers into z/OS by using your existing cloud-native development processes, including open DevOps pipelines and Wazi Developer, in order to provide the fullest hybrid cloud to your modern, digital enterprise.Speakers: Dana Price and Rosalind RadcliffeCheck out the “App Transformers” series http://ibm.biz/IBMExpertTV-AppTransformers  Engage with us and other IBM clients in the “WebSphere Application Server & Liberty community” at https://ibm.biz/WUG-communityBuild smart. 

  • Take Your Career to the Next Level with IBM Z’s Advanced Technology Group!
    by StevenDickens3 on 2021-05-03 at 15:38

    “Why do I want to work for IBM?” and “Why do I want to work on the mainframe?”  I could never have imagined that the answers that I gave during my initial IBM interview in 1981, would still resonate today!  You too can have a career journey that builds and expands on your deep IBM Z