IBM Power System E980 server offers a new 24-core (4 x 6) processor feature

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG19-0078
August 13, 2019

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(Corrected on September 19, 2019)

Revised Description section.



At a glance

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The IBM® Power® System E980 server is enhanced with a new 24-core processor feature that may be used to deliver more attractively priced system configurations from 8 - 96 active cores, to enable a broader range of enterprise clients to deploy their applications on the most powerful, reliable, and scalable server in the IBM Power Systems portfolio.

This new configuration option offers:



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Overview

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The Power System E980 server is the most powerful and scalable server in the Power Systems portfolio, with up to 192 enterprise-class POWER9 processors. It is built with innovations that can help deliver security and reliability for the demanding workloads of today's enterprises. POWER9 technology is designed from the ground up for data-intensive workloads like databases and analytics.

Each Power E980 server offers massive throughput, performance, and scalability in a modular, high-end system engineered to deliver the highest level of IBM Power Architecture® reliability, availability, and serviceability.

The new 24-core processor feature delivers four single-chip modules (SCM), each with 6-core POWER9 processors running from 3.58 GHz (typical) to 3.9 GHz (max) and two memory controllers. As few as eight cores in a system can be activated, and cores may be incremented one core at a time through built-in Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD) functions to the full capacity of the system.

All Power E980 systems support up to 64 TB of memory and support applications running on IBM i, AIX, and Linux.



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Key requirements

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The Power E980 server requires an AIX, Linux, or IBM i operating system. See the Software requirements section for detailed requirements.



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Planned availability date

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August 23, 2019

Availability of programs with an encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.



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Description

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The Power System E980 server is a large-scale SMP system that delivers high performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and serviceability with great virtualization capability for larger cloud environments. The Power E980 server uses modular building blocks called system nodes. It can have one or two system nodes.

Summary of features

The following new features are available on the Power E980 server:

System nodes

The Power E980 SCMs can have six, eight, ten, eleven, or twelve POWER9 cores running at up to 4.0 GHz and simultaneous multithreading executing up to eight threads per core.

Processor core activations

Each Power E980 server requires a minimum of eight permanent processor core activations, using either static activations or Linux on Power activations. This minimum is per system, not per node. The rest of the cores can be permanently or temporary activated or remain inactive (dark) until needed. The activations are not specific to hardware cores or SCMs or nodes. They are known to the system as a total number of activations of different types and used or assigned by the Power hypervisor appropriately.

A variety of activations fit different usage and pricing options. Static activations are permanent and support any type of application environment on this server. Mobile activations are ordered against a specific server but can be moved to any server within the Power Enterprise Pool and can support any type of application. Mobile-enabled activations are technically static but can be converted to mobile at no charge when logistically or administratively eligible. Linux on Power activations can only run Linux workloads. Temporary activations are used for CoD - Elastic, Utility, and Trial options.

24-core processor feature (#EFP0)

The following activation features are available for the 24-core processor feature:

IBM i operating system

For clients loading the IBM i operating system, the processor feature EFP0 has an QPRCFEAT value of EPF0. The Power E980 3.9 GHz processor feature and the special ordering processor features used for the CBU for Power Enterprise Systems are exceptions to this rule. For the Power E980:

Feature number Description
EFP0/EFBZ Processor (typical 3.58 - 3.9 GHz 24-core node) - QPRCFEAT value for the system is EPF0

If the 5250 Enterprise Enablement function is to be used on the server, order one or more feature EF2R or order the full system 5250 enablement feature EF30. Feature EF2R provides one processor core's worth of 5250 capacity, which can be spread across multiple physical processor cores or multiple partitions.

Capacity Backup for IBM Power Enterprise Systems

With Capacity Backup for Power Enterprise Systems, clients can purchase a new Power Enterprise server that is to be used specifically for high-availability or disaster-recovery purposes. It includes a number of system nodes based on a defined Power E980, Power E870, Power E870C, Power E880, or Power E880C production system that the client owns. Systems with Capacity Backup processor features can only be ordered with a maximum of eight static processor activations. All other processor activations supported on these systems are through Elastic COD processor days or Mobile Processor activations from another system within the Enterprise Pool in which they exist.

The IBM Power System E980 Capacity Backup system can only be purchased by clients who already own or purchase a qualifying Power E980 (9080-M9S), Power E880C (9080-MHE), Power E870C (9080-MME), Power E880 (9119-MHE), or Power E870 (9119-MME) production Power server that meets the following configuration requirement:

When the requirements are completed, you are entitled to order a CBU for Power E980 system. The following configuration rules apply:

For every Mobile Processor Activation feature on the Power E980 production system that a E980 CBU is registered to support, you may receive 11,680 Elastic CoD GB days to be used for high-availability and disaster-recovery purposes only. The Elastic CoD memory days must be turned on immediately with the installation of the Power E980 CBU system and must be left on until all the days are used. The Elastic CoD memory days are renewable for no charge a year after the Power E980 CBU has been installed with proof that the Power E980 requirements are meet. The Elastic CoD days continue to be renewable as long as the original client that purchased the Power E980 production system remains in production services.

The capacity backup for the Power E980 system must go through a registration process, which includes a contract signed by the client. For CBU registration and further information, see the Capacity BackUp website.

All Power E980 CBU systems, no matter whether they use the 24-core POWER9 processor, 32-core POWER9 processor, 40-core POWER9 processor, 44-core POWER9 processor, or the 48-core POWER9 processor, will have feature EFB0 installed on the system. This feature designates that this is a Capacity Backup system. A stop-ship will automatically be put in place until manufacturing is notified that the CBU system meets configuration requirements based on the identified Power E980 production system.

If your primary or CBU machine is sold or discontinued from use, any temporary entitlement transfers must be returned to the machine on which they were originally acquired.



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Reference information

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For additional information, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0086, dated August 7, 2018.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9080 machine type:

New features available August 23, 2019

                                                  Machine Model   Feature
Description                                       type    number  number

CBU for Power Enterprise Systems Typical 3.58 to
3.9 GHz (max), 24-core POWER9 processor           9080  M9S     EFBZ 
24-core (4x6) Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max)
POWER9 Processor with 5U system node drawer       9080  M9S     EFP0 
1-core Processor Activation for #EFP0             9080  M9S     EFPQ 
1-core Mobile-enabled processor activation (CSE)
for #EFP0                                         9080  M9S     EFPR 
1 core Base Linux Processor Activation for EFP0   9080  M9S     ELBS 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EFP0 Linux only                                   9080  M9S     EP94 
1 core Base Processor Activation (Pools 2.0) for
EFP0 any OS                                       9080  M9S     EP9Z 
1 Proc-day Elastic billing #EFP0                  9080  M9S     EPNP 
1 Proc-day Elastic billing for #EFP0 for IBM i    9080  M9S     EPNQ 
100 Proc-day Elastic COD billing #EFP0 for AIX/
Linux                                             9080  M9S     EPNR 
100 Proc-day Elastic COD billing #EFP0 for IBM i  9080  M9S     EPNS 
100 Proc-mins Utility COD billing #EFP0 for AIX/
Linux                                             9080  M9S     EPNT 
100 Proc-mins Utility COD billing #EFP0 for IBM i 9080  M9S     EPNU 

Feature conversions

The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature. Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 9080-M9S processor features:

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From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EFPQ - 1-core Processor      EFPD - Mobile processor      No       
Activation for #EFP0         activation for M9S          
EFPR - 1-core                EFPD - Mobile processor      No       
Mobile-enabled processor     activation for M9S          
activation (CSE) for #EFP0                               

Feature conversions for 9080-MHE to 9080-M9S processor features:

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From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EP8D - Power E880C 4.35GHz   EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
CBU Bundle                   Enterprise Systems Typical  
                             3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EP8F - Power E880C 4.19GHz   EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
CBU Bundle                   Enterprise Systems Typical  
                             3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EP8H - Power E880C 4.02GHz   EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
CBU Bundle                   Enterprise Systems Typical  
                             3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBG - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.35      Enterprise Systems Typical  
GHz, 32-core POWER8          3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
processor                    24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBH - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz  Enterprise Systems Typical  
48-core POWER8 processor     3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBT - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.19GHz,  Enterprise Systems Typical  
40-core POWER8 processor     3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBZ - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz  Enterprise Systems Typical  
40-core POWER8 processor     3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
ELPC - SOL Edition FOR SAP   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
HANA 4.02GHz 48 core act     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
(IFL), 2TB Mem Act (IFL)     (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ELPN - Sol Ed for SAP HANA   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
4.02GHz 48 core act/IFL),    Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
2TB Mem Act (IFL), Proc      (max) POWER9 Processor with 
drawer - EMEA only           5U system node drawer       
EP8C - Power E880C 4.35GHz   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
Solutions Edition Bundle     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EP8E - Power E880C 4.19GHz   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
Solutions Edition Bundle     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EP8G - Power E880C 4.02GHz   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
Solutions Edition Bundle     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPB0 - 4.02 GHz 40-core      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBB - 4.35 GHz, 32-core     EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBD - 4.02 GHz 48-core      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBS - 4.19GHz, 40-core      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ESP2 - 48-core 4.02 GHz      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor module for  Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
SAP HANA                     (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ESP3 - 40-core 4.19 GHz      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor module for  Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
SAP HANA                     (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ESPZ - 40-core 4.02 GHz      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor module for  Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
SAP HANA                     (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EP84 - 1-core Static         EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Processor activation (CSE)   Activation for #EFP0        
for #EP8C or #EP8D                                       
EP86 - 1-core Static         EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Processor activation (CSE)   Activation for #EFP0        
for #EP8E or #EP8F                                       
EP88 - 1-core Static         EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Processor activation (CSE)   Activation for #EFP0        
for #EP8G or #EP8H                                       
EPBK - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBB or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBG                                                    
EPBM - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBD or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBH                                                    
EPBU - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBS or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBT                                                    
ESP4 - 1 core processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
activation for ESP2          Activation for #EFP0        
ESP5 - 1 core static         EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
processor activation for     Activation for #EFP0        
ESP0 --EMEA ONLY                                         
ESP6 - 1 core processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
activation for ESP3          Activation for #EFP0        
ESP7 - 1 core static         EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
processor activation for     Activation for #EFP0        
ESP1 --EMEA ONLY                                         
EP85 - 1-core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
activation (CSE) for #EP8C   activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
or #EP8D                                                 
EP87 - 1-core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
activation (CSE) for #EP8E   activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
or #EP8F                                                 
EP89 - 1-core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
activation (CSE) for #EP8G   activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
or #EP8H                                                 
EPBP - 1 core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled Processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBB or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBG                                                    
EPBR - 1 core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled Processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBD or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBH                                                    
EPBV - 1 core Mobile         EFPR - 1-core                No       
Enabled Processor            Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBS or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBT                                                    

Feature conversions for 9080-MHE to 9080-M9S rack-related features:

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From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EP8M - Power E880C 4.02GHz   EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
CBU Bundle                   Enterprise Systems Typical  
                             3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EP8L - Power E880C 4.02GHz   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
Solutions Edition Bundle     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ESP0 - Power E880C 4.02 GHz  EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
-- EMEA ONLY                 Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ESP1 - Power E880C 4.19 GHz  EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
-- EMEA ONLY                 Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
ESPX - Power E880C 4.02 GHz  EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
-- EMEA ONLY                 Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       

Feature conversions for 9080-MME to 9080-M9S processor features:

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From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EP8B - Power E870C 4.02GHz   EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
CBU Bundle                   Enterprise Systems Typical  
                             3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBW - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.02      Enterprise Systems Typical  
GHz, 32-core POWER8          3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
processor                    24-core POWER9 processor    
EP8A - Power E870C 4.02GHz   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
Solutions Edition Bundle     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBA - 4.02 GHz, 32-core     EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EP80 - 1-core Static         EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Processor activation (CSE)   Activation for #EFP0        
for #EP8A or #EP8B                                       
EPBJ - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBA or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBW                                                    
EP81 - 1-core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
activation (CSE) for #EP8A   activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
or #EP8B                                                 
EPBN - 1 core Mobile         EFPR - 1-core                No       
Enabled Processor            Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBA or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBW                                                    

Feature conversions for 9119-MHE to 9080-M9S processor features:

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From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EPBG - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.35      Enterprise Systems Typical  
GHz, 32-core POWER8          3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
processor                    24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBH - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz  Enterprise Systems Typical  
48-core POWER8 processor     3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBT - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.19GHz,  Enterprise Systems Typical  
40-core POWER8 processor     3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBZ - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz  Enterprise Systems Typical  
40-core POWER8 processor     3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
                             24-core POWER9 processor    
ELPA - SOL Edition FOR SAP   EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
HANA 4.19GHz 40 core act     Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
(IFL), 2TB Mem Act (IFL)     (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPB0 - 4.02 GHz 40-core      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBB - 4.35 GHz, 32-core     EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBD - 4.02 GHz 48-core      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBS - 4.19GHz, 40-core      EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBK - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBB or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBG                                                    
EPBM - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBD or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBH                                                    
EPBU - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBS or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBT                                                    
EPBP - 1 core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled Processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBB or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBG                                                    
EPBR - 1 core                EFPR - 1-core                No       
Mobile-enabled Processor     Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBD or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBH                                                    
EPBV - 1 core Mobile         EFPR - 1-core                No       
Enabled Processor            Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBS or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBT                                                    

Feature conversions for 9119-MME to 9080-M9S processor features:

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From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EPBW - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.02      Enterprise Systems Typical  
GHz, 32-core POWER8          3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
processor                    24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBX - CBU for Power         EFBZ - CBU for Power         Yes      
Enterprise Systems 4.19      Enterprise Systems Typical  
GHz, 40-core POWER8          3.58 to 3.9 GHz (max),      
processor                    24-core POWER9 processor    
EPBA - 4.02 GHz, 32-core     EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBC - 4.19 GHz, 40-core     EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
POWER8 processor             Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBE - Power IFL Package     EFP0 - 24-core (4x6)         Yes      
for HANA Solution            Typical 3.58 to 3.9 GHz     
                             (max) POWER9 Processor with 
                             5U system node drawer       
EPBJ - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBA or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EPBW                                                    
EPBL - 1 core Processor      EFPQ - 1-core Processor      No       
Activation for #EPBC or      Activation for #EFP0        
#EHC2 or #EPBX                                           
EPBN - 1 core Mobile         EFPR - 1-core                No       
Enabled Processor            Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBA or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBW                                                    
EPBQ - 1 core Mobile         EFPR - 1-core                No       
Enabled Processor            Mobile-enabled processor    
Activation for #EPBC or      activation (CSE) for #EFP0  
#EPBX                                                    



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Product documentation is also available on DVD (SK5T-7087).

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Specified operating environment

Operating environment

For additional information, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0086, dated August 7, 2018.

Software requirements

If installing the AIX operating system LPAR with any I/O configuration (one of these):

If installing the AIX operating system Virtual I/O only LPAR (one of these):

If installing the IBM i operating system (one of these):

See the Power Systems Prerequisites website for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX and IBM i Technology Levels.

If installing the Linux operating system (one of these):

If installing VIOS:

Java™ is supported on POWER9 servers. For the best use of the performance capabilities and the most recent improvements of POWER9 technology, IBM recommends upgrading Java-based applications to Java 7, Java 8, or later, whenever possible. For those clients who want to run Java in AIX environments, see the AIX Download and service information website.

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For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, and/or integration of this product.



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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.



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Terms and conditions

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For terms and conditions, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0086, dated August 7, 2018.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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