Informix Warehouse Accelerator System Requirements

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This document describes the system requirements for IBM® Informix Warehouse Accelerator and related tools.

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Last Modified: January 9, 2014


IBM® Informix® Warehouse Accelerator runs on a Linux Intel x86_64(EM64T/ AMD64)​ system. The Informix database server can be collocated on that system, or it can run on one of a number of UNIX operating systems.

Important:

  • Both the Informix and Informix Warehouse Accelerator versions must be at the same release and fix pack level. For example: Informix 12.10.FC2 and Informix Warehouse Accelerator 12.10.FC2.
  • Informix Warehouse Accelerator keeps compressed data in memory. The computer where Informix Warehouse Accelerator is installed must be configured with enough memory to accommodate the size of the data marts. For information, see the topic, Configuring memory for Informix Warehouse Accelerator. in the Informix information center:http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_12.1.0/com.ibm.acc.doc/ids_acc_502.htm

The computer on which you install Informix Warehouse Accelerator must have a CPU with the Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (SSE3) instruction set. To verify what is installed on the computer, you can run the cat /proc/cpuinfo command and look at the flags that are returned.

For example, you can use the configuration that is shown in the following table.

Component Capacity or Size
System IBM® System x3850 X5
Processor Intel Xeon CPU X7560 @ 2.26GHz (8-core)
Number of processors 4
Memory 512 GB

Informix Warehouse Accelerator can accelerate queries for an Informix database server that runs on one of the following operating systems:
  • AIX® 64-bit
  • HP-UX on Itanium 64-bit
  • Linux x86_64 64-bit
  • Solaris SPARC 64-bit
  • Solaris x64 64-bit


Informix Warehouse Accelerator

Platform: Linux (Intel)
Hardware: Intel® x86_64(EM64T/ AMD64)​

Minimum supported Linux versions
RHEL = Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SLES = SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Operating System version Informix Warehouse Accelerator 12.10 Informix Warehouse Accelerator 11.70
RHEL 5 12.10.FC2
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum Update 3
- Base kernel version 2.6.18
- Glibc version 2.5
11.70.FC8
Additional OS requirements:
- Minimum Update 3
- Base kernel version 2.6.18
- Glibc version 2.5
RHEL 6 12.10.FC2
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32
- Glibc version 2.12
11.70.FC8
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.32
- Glibc version 2.12
SUSE SLES 11 12.10.FC2
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.27
- Glibc version 2.9
11.70.FC8
Additional OS requirements:
- Base kernel version 2.6.27
- Glibc version 2.9

Important: You must use the same version of Informix and Informix Warehouse Accelerator.

Cluster configurations
Following are the additional hardware requirements if you install the Informix Warehouse Accelerator on a cluster system:
  • The number of CPUs and the amount of memory must be the same on each cluster node.
  • You must have at least two cluster nodes. The maximum number of cluster nodes is 256.

Smart Analytics Optimizer Studio
Informix Warehouse Accelerator includes an Eclipse-based administration interface, Smart Analytics Optimizer Studio. You use Smart Analytics Optimizer Studio to administer Informix Warehouse Accelerator.

You can install Smart Analytics Optimizer Studio on a computer that runs one of the following operating systems:
  • 32-bit Linux
  • 32-bit Windows
  • 64-bit Windows




Related information

Release notes for IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator
IBM Informix Server System Requirements

Copyright date

2014

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More support for:

Informix Servers
Informix Warehouse Accelerator

Software version:

11.7, 12.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #:

7021332

Modified date:

2014-06-25

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