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  • Insight. Innovation. Inspiration. JOIN SUSE at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW
    by Sabine Soellheim on 2021-05-06 at 20:37

    SUSE is proud platinum sponsor of SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2021 (IT track) Monday, June 7 – EMEA, US       Monday, June 21 – Asia Pacific For over 20 years, SAP and SUSE have delivered innovative business-critical solutions on open source platforms, enabling organizations to improve operations, anticipate requirements and become industry leaders. Our ability to deliver The post Insight. Innovation. Inspiration. JOIN SUSE at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW appeared first on SUSE Communities.

  • IBM Helps Customers Adopt a Zero Trust Approach to Security
    by IBM Corporation on 2021-05-06 at 19:55

    IBM Cloud Pak for Security adds to its zero trust capabilities; new blueprints and expanded partner integrations to simplify zero trust adoption IBM Security today introduced a new Software as a Service (SaaS) version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security, designed to simplify how organizations deploy a zero trust architecture across the enterprise. The company also announced an alliance partnership with leading cloud and network security provider, Zscaler, and new blueprints for common zero trust use cases.

  • How CIOs benefit from insurance claims automation with IBM Cloud Paks
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-05-06 at 17:22

    Meet Theresa, a CIO of an auto insurance company inundated by legacy systems. See how she uses IBM Cloud Pak® to modernize her operations and automate insurance claims to improve customer experience, reduce loss adjustment expenses and speed market responsiveness.Watch the demo to see how it works.

  • The Rise of Edge Infrastructure Storage
    by techchannel.com on 2021-05-06 at 16:42

    IBM announces container-native Spectrum Fusion built on Red Hat as well as ESS storage updates.

  • Application Modernization on IBM i with Containers & Red Hat OpenShift – Part 2: Live Demo
    by Benoit Marolleau on 2021-05-06 at 08:13

    Architecture Overview : https://youtu.be/t-WMmrD6KuwIn this demonstration, see how to position and use containers in the app modernization journey on IBM i. Based on real customer requests, It is a good conversation starter illustrating the use of the latest technologies on a live environment (#ShowNotTell)and a fictive company ‘AcmeAir’: app development and test of a microservice application running on OpenShift 4.x on Power integrated with a ‘customer’ (CRM) microservice running on IBM i / Db2 Mirror for i. Stateless and Stateful: Best of both worlds. Code used in the demo: https://github.com/bmarolleau/acmeair-customerservice-java-jdbc

  • Application Modernization on IBM i with Containers & Red Hat OpenShift – Demo Architecture Overview
    by Benoit Marolleau on 2021-05-06 at 08:13

    In this demonstration, see how to position and use containers in the app modernization journey on IBM i. Live Demo here : https://youtu.be/cHWDmc4J6NIBased on real customer requests, It is a good conversation starter illustrating the use of the latest technologies on a live environment (#ShowNotTell)and a fictive company ‘AcmeAir’: app development and test of a microservice application running on OpenShift 4.x on Power integrated with a ‘customer’ (CRM) microservice running on IBM i / Db2 Mirror for i. Stateless and Stateful: Best of both worlds. – Introduction: IBM Hybrid Multi Cloud approach-OpenShift & IBM i Integration – jdbc or REST API-Db2 Mirror for i (HA Solution for the database), consumption from front-end containerized apps (Web, Mobile)-Automation & DevOps: Image build and S2i, Git, Jenkins Pipeline, IBMiOSS, Ansible for i. Code used in the demo: https://github.com/bmarolleau/acmeair-customerservice-java-jdbcPresentation : https://ibm.box.com/s/0bwk4h6lvoznqdcpnhrtux8iqng8ffgeVisit My Blog : https://bmarolleau.github.io

  • 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

  • Honda Pakistan joins SUSE and IBM to deliver enhanced customer experience and improve business agility
    by Paul Fox on 2021-05-04 at 14:33

    “With SLES for SAP Applications underpinning our new SAP S/4HANA solution, we have peace of mind that our mission-critical systems will be available around the clock.” Muhammad Ali, General Manager, IT Honda Pakistan. To stay competitive in the congested Pakistani automotive market, Honda built its strategy around optimizing customer service and increasing loyalty. The company The post Honda Pakistan joins SUSE and IBM to deliver enhanced customer experience and improve business agility appeared first on SUSE Communities.

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    by Built on Power Europe (@BuiltonPower) on 2021-05-02 at 08:58

    If you cannot wait for our newsletter that just comes out Monday – Friday, don’t be sorry. We are updating our Slack 7 days a week. join.slack.com/t/built-on-pow… #ibmi #ibmaix #ibmz #ibmcloud #ibmpower #powersystems #linuxonpower #ibmstorage- Built on Power Europe (@BuiltonPower)01:52 – 2021/05/02

  • IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps: Automazione dell’IT basata sulla tecnologia AI
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-04-29 at 11:56

    IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps può aiutare ad automatizzare le operazioni IT, utilizzando l’AI per ottenere la massima efficienza, ridurre i costi e mantenere la resilienza e la sicurezza necessarie per promuovere esperienze significative per gli utenti finali.

  • New HANAonPOWER eBook about success stories from a range of industries available!
    by Jochen Ziegler on 2021-04-29 at 09:07

    NEW! Good asset compiling some of our best SAP HANA on Power cases.The SAP HANA on Power eBook is now published and can be found using the link:https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/P61A69VL

  • New draft IBM Redpaper publication “Modernize SAP Workloads on IBM Power Systems”
    by Christian Bartels on 2021-04-29 at 08:48

    Digital Transformation and in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer many opportunities to gain insights from your business data, grow your business or automate processes that were difficult to automate when using traditional methods. Many of the AI services are available as cloud offerings. To quickly start application modernization, you probably …

  • New HoP Reference: Supreme Petrochemical
    by Jochen Ziegler on 2021-04-26 at 16:37

    SAP and IBM join forces in reference marketing: Supreme Petrochem: Moving to a Next-Gen ERP to maximize growth in building energy-efficient homes. https://bit.ly/2PlBpcE

  • IBM Turns To More Optimizations For Linux On POWER10
    by Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 25 April 2021 at 06:02 AM EDT. 4 Comments on 2021-04-26 at 08:13

    With it appearing all the essentials are in place for IBM POWER10 Linux support, in recent days we have seen an uptick in patches from IBM engineers working on POWER10 performance optimizations. The big one to call out this week are wake_affine improvements to sched/fair. After IBM found “the benchmark numbers on POWER10 were lesser than expected” they traced part of that back to the Linux scheduling code. Due to the POWER10 L2 cache being at the core level, some tuning to sched/fair was done for POWER10 including a preference of idle CPU cores to cache affinity. This set of patches plus this earlier patch series from the start of April appears to pay off. The earlier series was in ensuring that the L2 cache is correctly discovered and setting the last-level cache (LLC) domain to the SMT sched-domain. These patches appear to be paying off with cases like the Java DayTrader benchmark showing 44% higher throughput.Synthetic scheduling benchmarks were also paying off. But these patches still need to be further reviewed and also haven’t yet been tested against existing POWER9 hardware to ensure no regressions. These patches are too late to see for Linux 5.13 but perhaps later this year with the 5.14 kernel will be ready. There have also been other smaller patches throughout the Linux/open-source ecosystem in recent days and weeks like Glibc optimizing Strlen for POWER10. Yes, some nice improvements even for the string length function. IBM POWER10 systems are expected to begin reaching customers at the end of the calendar year so expect more tuning in the months ahead.

  • IBM Power Systems #PrivateCloud Solución de rack @openshift en Power Virtual Server Computadora personal #IBMAIX 7.3 + más! Ver los detalles: https://t.co/m3PQokuWV8
    by Ciomex Soluciones (@CiomexSolutions) on 2021-04-26 at 01:04

    IBM Power Systems #PrivateCloud Solución de rack@openshift en Power Virtual ServerComputadora personal#IBMAIX 7.3 + más! Ver los detalles: ibm.co/2ZKDWih- Ciomex Soluciones (@CiomexSolutions)18:00 – 2021/04/25

  • Play Diablo Hellfire natively on Linux PowerPC 64 LE! (IBM POWER9 Workstation)
    by Trung Lê on 2021-04-23 at 15:28

    DevilutionX 1.2.1 is a big milestone for this reversed engineer Diablo 1 game engine. The new version now officially support Hellfire expansion pack. Furthermore it also offers users many new Quality of Life features such as “Show XP bar”, “Show Enemy Health”

  • Deploying SAP Software in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power Systems
    on 2021-04-22 at 19:57

    Redpaper, published: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 This IBM Redpaper publication documents how to containerize and deploy SAP software into Red Hat OpenShift 4 Kubernetes clusters on IBM Power Systems by using predefined Red Hat Ansible scripts, different configurations, and theoretical knowledge, and it documents the findings through sample scenarios.

  • Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) | SUSE
    by suse.com on 2021-04-22 at 13:54

    Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE)

  • An AI-accelerated Approach to Integration for Improving Application Speed and Quality
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-04-20 at 19:13

    To integrate faster and better, every integration should be:Automated – leveraging best practices and built-in reuse.Closed-loop – applying AI to real-world operational data to identify issues and recommendations and driving continuous improvement.Multi-style – bringing together the right combination of integration capabilities versus to one-style-fits-all.Learn more about IBM Cloud Pak for Integration  Assess your organizations integration maturity

  • Let’s play Doom 3 BFG on Linux POWER9 Raptor Blackbird workstation!
    by Trung Lê on 2021-03-21 at 11:42

    RBDOOM-3-BFG is a well known enhancement port of Doom 3 BFG by Robert Beckenbans (aka RB). Last year I made a quick video of RBDoom3 version 1.2.0 to demonstrate that the game could be compiled successfully on Linux PowerPC 64 Little Endian without trivial changes. This year RB has addressed many issues in the upcoming version 1.3.0. The game is now playable and crashes much less often. 0:00 intro0:54 game loading1:40 Hell Post gameplay2:53 New Game gameplay5:17 segfault5:52 Mars City gameplay6:50 Exis 2 gameplay8:08 exit crash and outro## HardwareRaptor Computing Systems Blackbird (C1P9S01) motherboardIBM POWER9 V2 8-core 3.8Ghz 32-threads (Sforza) (02CY649)64GB Samsung M393A4K40CB2-CTD7Q DDR4 2666 ECC RDIMM RAM (2 x 32GB) 980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB on PCIe 4.0 X8 to X4 riser cardRaptor Computing Systems 3U HSF Assembly for POWER9 CPUs (TL2HS3)Cooler Master MWE Gold Fully Modular 750W Power SupplyAMD Radeon R9 Nano## SoftwareOS: Fedora Workstation 33 PPC64LEKernel: 5.10.24Game: RBDOOM3-BFG 1.3.0