The newest IBM® processor makes it’s debut in April, 2014. The IBM POWER8™ processor supersedes the IBM POWER7® and IBM POWER7+™ processors, and is the most powerful, reliable, accessible, and secure processor from IBM to-date.
You can get the new IBM Redbooks publication about POWER8, now
The introduction of POWER8 is accompanied by the release of an IBM Redbooks® publication, Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processors, including IBM POWER8. To get this book now, follow the link at the end of this blog.
The book describes techniques that can optimize POWER8 environments, as well as those using earlier generations of Power. We describe the new processor from a wide perspective, as the book is directed to a variety of IT professionals. The book includes information about:
- Simple, straightforward techniques to optimize performance on Power
- Setting up your environment for performance tuning and optimization
- Deployment choices, that is, system setup and configuration choices
- Advanced investigative techniques, such as those involving modifying source code
This organized, easy-to-use reference can serve as a technical resource for optimizing your IBM POWER® environment. All of the material in the book was developed by domain experts at IBM. Information is included about:
- The POWER8 processor from a strictly hardware perspective, highlighting the features from a performance perspective
- The system software stack, examining the IBM POWER Hypervisor™, the AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems and system libraries, and the compilers. Java receives extensive coverage
The Linux OS is based on community efforts focused not only on the Linux kernel, but also on all of the complementary packages, tools, toolchains, and GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) compilers. IBM provides the expertise for Power Systems™ by developing, optimizing, and pushing open source changes to the Linux communities. IBM also provides the changes needed to effectively use and optimize for POWER8 and other Power processors.
- IBM middleware, DB2®, and IBM WebSphere® Application Server
Look forward to additional blogs about POWER8.
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