May 29, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
As part of the launch of the System p 570 Power6-based server last week, IBM also announced three new Hardware Management Consoles, or HMCs.
These devices have been necessary since the advent of the Power5 processor three years ago to control the logical partitioning and capacity on demand (for processor cores and main memory) inside System i and System p servers; mainframes have had HMCs even longer, by the way. System p 575, 590, and 595 boxes, whether they are running AIX or Linux, require an HMC, and the i5 595 box requires an HMC as well. AIX and Linux