New Power Systems Redbooks, And A Call For Residency Volunteers
April 2, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
If you are looking for the latest technical dope on the Power7-based Power Systems servers, then you will be happy to know that IBM has just updated its Redbook and Redpaper technical library to include new technologies announced last fall.
Here’s a list of the latest Power Systems Redpapers, which came out on March 22:
Yup, the Power 750 is missing and that is because it wasn’t tweaked in any way recently. But just to complete the set, here’s the Power 750 and 755 Technical Overview and Introduction PDF, which was updated last August.
There’s also an interesting draft of a Redbook on PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring PDF you might find useful if you are using PowerVM and Virtual I/O Server in your shop. IBM says it is an extension of an earlier PowerVM manual. There is also a set of BlueGene/Q supercomputer Redpaper drafts, and one, on BlueGene/Q Safety Considerations just says in about a zillion different ways in many different languages, “Really, just don’t touch it, don’t move it, and don’t lift anything. Really.”
If you are looking to do a Redpaper Residency and help Big Blue put together some future Redpapers, there’s three you might find interesting for later this year. The first is a PowerVM Best Practices Redpaper that IBM is looking for six techies to participate in from April 30 through May 25. Then there’s the residency to create the DB2 Web Query for i Implementation Guide, which runs from June 4 through 29 and requires seven volunteers. Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, there the IBM i Technical Overview Update residency, which needs six volunteers and runs from September 17 through October 12.
I guess there’s a Technical Refresh a-coming in the fall, eh?