Power Systems Provisioning For Enterprise-Level Academics
November 14, 2013 Dan Burger
The IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative dishes out some serious enterprise-level computing to colleges around the world. Handling most of the load is a Power 770 box with a whole lot of partitioning and virtualization going on. Dialing up multi-tiered architectures with three operating systems (IBM i, AIX, and Linux) plus a variety of software combinations, and delivering functioning systems to hundreds of colleges with thousands of students is not a trivial achievement.
Kevin Langston is the principal architect in the Phoenix, Arizona, facility known as the Power Systems Hub. The Power 770 that handles the bulk of the workloads