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August 5, 2013 | Volume 8 Issue 14

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: That's a Pretty Big Penguin You've Got There
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Insight On Demand: One-Click System i Performance Investigations
FEATURED NEWS: IBM PowerLinux 7R4 Delivers Unprecedented Performance, Scalability, Reliability, and Manageability
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Maxava Delivers a Timely Disaster Recovery Solution
MC VIDEO NEWS MAKERS: IBM Champion Series
EVENT: Introducing newlook version 10 – Simplicity. Productivity. Satisfaction
BLOG: Steve Pitcher's Ramblings, Musings, and Tech Tips About Lotus Domino and IBM i on Power Systems

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Feature Article - Analysis
 
In the Wheelhouse: That's a Pretty Big Penguin You've Got There

This week, we're talking Tux. IBM announces the 7R4 Linux-only Power iron and inks a deal with EnterpriseDB for its PostgreSQL database as a low-cost Oracle alternative.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

IBM announced on July 30, 2013, its next offering in the Linux-only Power Systems models, the IBM PowerLinux 7R4.

As per the press release:

The IBM PowerLinux 7R4 (8248-L4T) server is a powerful 2-socket or 4-socket server that ships with 16 or 32 fully activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility to meet today's growth and tomorrow's processing needs. The server features:


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Partner TechTip: Insight On Demand: One-Click System i Performance Investigations

If you're caught up in extensive system issue investigations, find out how "Show Details" from QSystem Monitor can provide a one-click solution.

kurt thomas.Written by Kurt Thomas

In a manual monitoring environment, for every issue that arises, there's often a multiple-step investigation process to accompany it. Even in the smallest single-system setups, these types of processes require time to sift through what could be hundreds or even thousands of jobs or objects in an effort to identify the one troublemaker that's making its presence felt in the form of a slow system, rapid disk consumption, or some other problem.


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Featured News
 
IBM PowerLinux 7R4 Delivers Unprecedented Performance, Scalability, Reliability, and Manageability

The IBM PowerLinux 7R4 (8248-L4T) server is a powerful 2-socket or 4-socket server that ships with 16 or 32 fully activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility.


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MC Video News Makers
 

IBM Champion Steve Pitcher's favorite IBM i story (and more)

Published on June 5, 2013

Scott Laningham talks with IBM Champion Steve Pitcher (Enterprise systems manager, Scotsburn Dairy Group) about Steve's role as an IBM Champion, his thoughts on the 25-year anniversary of IBM i, and his favorite i story (teaser: under adverse conditions, the Power systems server prevails!). Read about the IBM Champion program and nominate someone you know: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/champion/

 


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