IBM Power Systems: Designed for Availability
The IBM POWER6 Availability strategy is deeply rooted in an extensive history spanning multiple decades of mainframe development. By leveraging IBM's extensive background in Predictive Failure Analysis and dynamic system adaptation, the Availability team has helped to create a unique processor that unleashes significant value to the client. A cornerstone of IBM's POWER6 Availability strategy is the ability to perform effective Predictive Failure Analysis, or PFA. IBM's extensive First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) design, long an integral component of the POWER server line, enables an unprecedented level of self-awareness in POWER6 processor-based systems.