Servers

There's no shortage of ways to design infrastructure to solve a specific problem. Look at server choices and ways to maintain them.

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM DB2 for SAP: A No-Compromise Transactional and Analytic Database Platform (IDC)

    This white paper is written for SAP customers evaluating their infrastructure choices, discussing database technology evolution and options available. It is not easy to put forth a black-and-white choice as the SAP workloads straddle both real-time analytics and extreme transaction processing, and infrastructure choices can now be vast, given technology...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bon-Ton Stores: Maximizing Peak Capacity; Minimizing Stack Costs

    In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM®...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Sto AG: High-Speed Storage Technology Raises Sales Order Capacity By 50 Percent to Match Explosive Growth

    Manufacturer Sto realized that its order-processing capabilities would soon be outpaced by fast-growing business volumes, a scenario that could lead to lost orders or late deliveries. Sto upgraded its data storage and server systems to the latest IBM technologies, accelerating key production and back- office processes by up to 99...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    IT Informatik Case Study

    IT-Informatik chose a full virtualization strategy, based on IBM® PowerLinux™ servers with IBM PowerVM® virtualization and Live Partition Mobility, to manage its SAP hosting services. The new solution slashes IT operational costs by more than 50 percent and enables IT-Informatik to set up new customer environments 80 percent faster.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Innovations to IBM Power Systems for the Virtualization, Multitenancy, and Cloud Demands of the 3rd Platform (IDC)

    IDC expects that with the POWER8 release, IBM will continue to support the types of performance and RAS features that have kept Power Systems at the forefront of platforms supporting mission-critical systems. In addition, with POWER8, IBM is introducing a series of new innovations such as greater multithreading, support for...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    GHY International: Linux, Key workloads, Density & Efficiency with IBM Power Systems

    Case study on the business value provided to GHY International by Linux on Power - an analyst paper

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bloor Research - DB2 BLU Acceleration on IBM Power Systems: How it Compares.

    In this paper we consider the relative merits of IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration running on Power Systems as compared to SAP HANA, Oracle Exadata and Microsoft SQL Server running on x86-based platforms.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Gabriel Consulting: Linux is the System of Choice

    The term ‘Big Data’ is hard to escape these days as more and more enterprises begin to build out their analytic infrastructures, and more and more vendors start to pitch products to fulfill these needs. Gabriel Consulting – BigInsights & Streams: Why Linux on is the System of Choice –...

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  • Product Specs // Nov 2014

    PowerLinux vs. Windows for SAP Deployments (Solitare Interglobal)

    PowerLinux versus Windows for SAP Deployment, Solitaire has produced a succinct comparison of SAP ERP services (excluding appliance services) running on both Windows and PowerLinux platforms. The data shows clear advantages for PowerLinux in areas such as reliability, efficiency, and staffing needs.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Business Impacts on SAP Deployments (Solitaire)

    The move to enterprise applications such as SAP has been a prevalent trend for many years. As more organizations implement the integrated enterprise processing and business support, the challenge of selecting the correct platform has increased. The very nature of an ERP system makes the selection of the platform difficult,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The IBM Power Scale-out Advantage (Robert Frances Group)

    RFG examines the cost and architectural strengths of IBM’s latest Power Systems scale-out solutions POWER8 against the leading Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge competitive platforms for open source and other Linux-based workloads.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Impact of Placing IBM’s Integrated Facility for Linux on IBM Power Systems

    At Clabby Analytics, we believe that IBM’s new Power Systems IFLs will be wildly successful for two reasons: 1) historical precedence; and, 2) the need for more powerful enterprise-class Linux servers (servers that can offer more capacity, better throughput, and richer Qualities-of-Service [QoS] than offered by alternative x86 processor/system designs)...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Business Case for Using Unstructured Text Analytics on IBM Power Systems for Critical Decision Making (NCSU)

    This article has three purposes: First, to explain the difference in how structured and unstructured data are used in decision making. Second, give examples of how companies realized business value using unstructured data. Third, provide guidance for how companies can realize similar business value using unstructured data, and why picking...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Reap the Benefits of the Evolving HPC Cloud

    The necessary compute power to drive modern biomedical research is a formidable and familiar challenge throughout the life sciences. Underlying infrastructures must evolve to keep pace with innovation. In such demanding HPC environments, Cloud computing technologies represent a powerful approach to managing technical computing resources. This paper shares valuable insight...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization

    The latest generation of highly scalable HPC clusters is a game changer for design optimization challenges. HPC clusters, built on a modular, multi-core x86 architecture, provide a cost effective and accessible platform on which to conduct realistic simulation compared with the “big iron” HPC systems of the past or with...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    High Performance Docking

    Docker is a lightweight Linux container technology built on top of LXC (LinuX Containers) and cgroup (control groups), which offers many attractive benefits for HPC environments. Find out more about how IBM Platform LSF® and Docker have been integrated outside the core of Platform LSF with a real world example...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service: Benchmarking Performance

    IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service lets users economically add computing capacity by accessing ready-to-use clusters in the cloud-delivering high performance that compares favorably to cloud offerings from other providers. Tests show that the IBM service delivers the best (or ties for the best) absolute performance in all test categories. Learn...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Building HPC Cloud at DuPont: Architecture & Best Practices

    DuPont is building a dynamic, multi-disciplined R&D computing platform using a hybrid private cloud-cluster infrastructure model to meet client requirements for a highly dynamic, diverse environment. This session reviews the requirements, challenges and architectural decisions made in the implementation of this computing platform at DuPont, and the IBM Platform Computing...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Demo - IBM Platform Symphony TCO Calculator

    Learn how much IBM Platform Symphony can save you. Answer a few questions in this easy to use wizard about your infrastructure, application environment, personnel and your growth rate. The logic behind this tool will generate a powerful report you can use to realize significant cost savings.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform LSF

    IBM Platform LSF Evaluation

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform HPC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Tool

    IBM Platform HPC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool offers a 3-year total cost of ownership view of your distributed computing environment and savings that you could potentially experience by using IBM Platform HPC in place of competing cluster management software. This model can estimate savings with the deployment of...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service - Ready to Run Clusters in the Cloud

    View this demo to learn how IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service running on the SoftLayer Cloud helps you: quickly get your applications deployed on ready-to-run clusters in the cloud; manage workloads seamlessly between on-premise and cloud-based resources; get help from the experts with 24x7 Support; share and manage data globally;...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Computing Delivers New HPC Cloud Offerings

    This video explains how IBM Platform Computing is transforming isolated clusters and grids into flexible, dynamic high performance private, hybrid and public clouds.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    A Developers Guide To Accelerating Microsoft Excel Models w.Platform Symphony

    Platform Symphony helped developers improve the performance of Microsoft Excel based computations by providing the needed flexibility and agility making it easier to respond to changing business needs.

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    SIFMA (10/12), Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

    At SIFMA 2012, IBM experts and sellers held on-site demos of IBM solutions in financial services. Here Gord Sissons discusses how IBM Platform Symphony, a grid management technology, allows organizations to share a common grid around multiple types of compute and data analytics risk applications on the same grid at...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Platform Symphony Helps Insurance Firm Improve Performance

    This insurance company wanted to scale out from a small, overloaded cluster to hundreds of machines to handle increased workload. Platform Symphony helped it run up to 10x more scenario models at once and reduced time to run complex stochastic simulations.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Impact of Regulations on Risk and Trading Analytics in Capital Markets

    Current trading practices and business relationships for capital markets firms were affected because of the new regulations. This paper examines the current and future challenges surrounding risk management and analytics requirements, and the technologies that could be deployed to address them.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Major Wall Street Firm Shrinks IT Costs

    A major New York investment bank needed to cut the costs for its distributed computational grid, and to increase scalability to support more complex simulations and risk analytics, including mandatory Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) calculations. Its existing approaches to grid computing were non-uniform, costs were high, and the scalability to...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Computing Maximizes CME Group's Computation Power and Performance

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), one of the world’s largest derivatives exchange, handles over 12 million contracts daily. CME is using high performance IBM Platform Symphony grid management software to power its Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk (SPAN) application to comply with new Dodd-Frank based reporting requirements, enabling the firm to...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Fraud Analytics for End-to-End Insight Across the Business

    With the global cost of fraud and money laundering reaching trillions of dollars a year, organizations around the globe must take action to combat fraud without compromising business performance. IBM can help enterprises integrate big data analytics throughout their offices for deeper, real-time insight into fraud prevention. Combining advanced software,...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Low-latency Hadoop for Risk Analytics with Platform Symphony

    Financial firms running monte-carlo simulations in support market and credit risk applications are increasingly looking to Hadoop to incorporate unstructured data for higher fidelity models. A distinct of advantage of IBM Platform Symphony is that customers can share the same grid environment between existing risk applications and multiple Hadoop instances...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Impact of Credit Value Adjustment (CVA)

    In response to regulations, banks are adopting more rigorous stress tests and risk exposure calculations. Societe Generale and IBM highlight the importance of CVA (Part 2 of 3)

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics

    The IBM Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics is a reference architecture based on Algorithmics software running on HPC (High Performance Computing). This reference architecture mainly covers the topic of technical computing architecture for Algo One solutions. It also covers other Algorithmics solutions that support software products developed by IBM Algorithmics...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Enabling High Performance Financial Risk Analytics

    Basel III, Dodd-Frank, and other regulations have and are changing the way Financial Markets conduct business from trading (front office) to risk management (middle office) to accounting (back office). Financial regulations are mandating stricter risk management across the trade life-cycle. In this series of videos, IBM and Societe Generale focus...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Best Technology Infrastructure Provider to Sell-Side'- Sell-Side Technology Awards 2013

    An article detailing the IBM Platform Computing Win of 'Best Infrastructure Provider to Sell-Side' - Sell-Side Technology Awards 2013

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Excelian HPC Maturity Benchmark Report

    Grid technology is a proven solution for large scale compute intensive financial calculations such as risk analytics .

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Boosting the performance of Hadoop workloads with IBM Platform Symphony

    In an audited benchmark conducted by STAC®, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop was found to deliver an approximate 4x performance gain on average over open source Hadoop running jobs derived from production workload traces. This is the result of using IBM Platform Symphony, and advanced low-latency...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Mitigating IT Risk for Financial Risk Analytics

    In today’s stringent financial services regulatory environment with exponential growth of data and dynamic business requirements, Risk Analytics has become integral to businesses. IBM Algorithmics provides very sophisticated analyses for a wide range of economic scenarios that better quantify risk for multiple departments within a firm, or across the enterprise....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Symphony

    IBM Platform Symphony Evaluation

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Software Defined Systems - What is Software Defined?

    Software defined storage is enterprise class storage that uses standard hardware with all the important storage and management functions performed in intelligent software. Software defined storage delivers automated, policy-driven, application-aware storage services through orchestration of the underlining storage infrastructure in support of an overall software defined environment.

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