IBM Data Engine for Analytics - Power Systems Edition Release 2 offers new preload options and Ethernet and InfiniBand switch options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-115
September 8, 2015


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IBM® Data Engine for Analytics - Power Systems™ Edition now offers IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop and IBM BigInsights® Version 4 as preload options.

New 40 GB Ethernet and InfiniBand switch options are also provided, supporting cost-effective, high-bandwidth options to derive insight from data at the speed of your business.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Power Systems offers a range of solutions for big data, from entry level for dedicated Hadoop infrastructures with the IBM Solution for Hadoop - Power Systems Edition to enterprise solutions with the IBM Data Engine for Analytics - Power Systems Edition.

IBM Data Engine for Analytics is for clients looking for an enterprise, turn-key solution capable of hosting multiple instances of Hadoop or Spark along with traditional data analytics workloads. It is a customized big data and analytics infrastructure solution with integrated software that is easy to deploy for fast time to value. It enables flexible and adjustable storage and compute nodes to align the infrastructure with specific line-of-business needs. It also incorporates efficient design that exploits the capabilities of IBM POWER8® technology to reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for big data and analytics workloads.

IBM Data Engine for Analytics includes the IBM Elastic Storage™ Server, a building block for big data (also available separately).

New for IBM Data Engine for Analytics

IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop is an IBM supported distribution that includes the open source components that are aligned with the Open Data Platform consortium. This includes core Apache Hadoop components along with Apache Ambari for ease of deployment and management. In addition, this distribution includes Apache Spark, which provides extremely fast in-memory analytics. This distribution will now be available as optional preloaded software for IBM Data Engine for Analytics.

BigInsights Version 4 offers a selection of value-added services that provide significant enhancements beyond the capabilities of the open source stack:

  • BigInsights Enterprise Management delivers a high-performance, optimized MapReduce engine, secure multi-tenant support, and an optimized, resilient HDFS-compatible file system.
  • BigInsights Analyst supports data center modernization with capabilities to run massively parallel SQL queries directly on the Hadoop cluster, including federation with external data sources, and to perform analytics using intuitive browser-based tools.
  • BigInsights Data Scientist provides advanced analytics capabilities such as BigR for statistical analysis and modeling.

All these packages are available as optional preloaded software, giving you the flexibility to obtain just the required functions, with the ability to add additional capabilities at a later time. All analytics software must be separately ordered.

New switch options

New 40 GB Ethernet and InfiniBand switches are now available to integrate with the system to provide high-speed networking options required for data-intensive, scale-out workloads.

For more information on the IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop and IBM BigInsights, refer to Software Announcement 215-259, dated August 25, 2015.

For more information on IBM Elastic Storage Server, refer to Hardware Announcements 114-176, dated October 6, 2014 and 115-053, dated May 11, 2015.



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Feature exchange
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Not applicable



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Key prerequisites
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This fully integrated infrastructure solution includes its own integrated software, including operating system. There are no prerequisites.



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Planned availability date
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  • September 18, 2015, for all features except EHJR and EHJS
  • September 25, 2015:
    • EHJR - IBM BigInsights Data Scientist Indicator
    • EHJS - IBM BigInsights Analyst Indicator



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IBM Data Engine for Analytics is a customized, fully integrated infrastructure solution with integrated software that is optimized for big data and analytics workloads. It is designed to improve ease of deployment, enable operational simplicity, and deliver infrastructure savings for clients deploying big data and analytics applications to support their line of business.

IBM Data Engine for Analytics includes scalable storage, based on the IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS), along with integrated POWER8 servers, flexible networking options, and cluster management software. Optional analytics software packages provide for a range of solutions that can be combined to support multiple applications and lines of business.

IBM Data Engine for Analytics enables the consolidation of big data and analytics workloads onto one infrastructure. This not only simplifies management, it also enables traditional data analytics to be coupled with unstructured data analytics to yield more comprehensive and valuable business insights.

Optional analytics software products that are available for system preinstall include version 4.1, or later, of IBM Open Platform for Apache Hadoop, BigInsights Enterprise Management module, BigInsights Analyst module, and BigInsights Data Scientist module with Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 7.1 for Power®.

Additional analytics software products that can be deployed after system installation include the following with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 for Power:

  • IBM InfoSphere® Streams V4.0, or later
  • IBM Watson™ Explorer Advanced Edition V10.0.0.2, or later, analytical components

All analytics software must be separately ordered.

IBM Data Engine for Analytics Edition Solution new supported features: 5146-S22 (Power S822L) configuration

Feature number Description
ELFV x 12 1.8 TB 10K RPM SAS SFF -3 disk drive (Linux) (Default 2)
EL3X x 4 PCIe3 LP 2-port 10GbE NIC&RoCE SFP+ Copper Adapter (Default 2)
EL40 x 4 PCIe3 LP 2-port 10GbE NIC&RoCE SR Adapter w/optics
EHJQ x 1 IBM BigInsights Enterprise Management and IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop Indicator
EHJR x 1 IBM BigInsights Data Scientist Indicator
EHJS x 1 IBM BigInsights Analyst Indicator

Additional services are available to assist you by providing the proper planning, configuring, and scaling required to address your ESS Solution. They can assist with jump start services to clients new to ESS or promote pilot projects to extend your ESS installation to full production.

For more information on the IBM Data Engine for Analytics, refer to Hardware Announcements 114-176, dated October 6, 2014 and 115-053, dated May 11, 2015.

IBM Data Engine for Analytics includes a wide range of storage options based on the IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS). ESS models offer entry points as small as 10 TB up to a high-end configuration offering up to 2 PB of raw storage. Multiple ESS models can be combined to offer even higher scalability into the 10 PB to 100 PB range.

The ESS integrated solution offering consists of seven 5146-GSx and 5146-GLx models constructed with POWER8 servers and varying quantities of EXP24S storage drawers or DCS3700 storage expansion drawers (1818-80E). The models with EXP24S storage drawers are known as the GS models and the models with DCS3700 storage expansion drawers are known as GL models.

For more information on the Elastic Storage Server, refer to Hardware Announcements 114-176, dated October 6, 2014 and 115-053, dated May 11, 2015.

Fixed configurations for ESS in storage configurator

The following is a new, simplified ordering mechanism for Elastic Storage Server. Select one of the 12 available fixed configurations in the storage configurator.

Selection Configuration name Storage capacity raw/customer GPFS™ software included First in account
1 Entry (GL2) 696 TB / 432 TB Y Y
2 Balanced (GL4) 1392 TB / 863 TB Y Y
3 Capacity (GL6) 2088 TB /1295 TB Y Y
4 Entry (GL2) 696 TB / 432 TB N Y
5 Balanced (GL4) 1392 TB / 863 TB N Y
6 Capacity (GL6) 2088 TB / 1295 TB N Y
7 Entry (GL2) 696 TB / 432 TB Y N
8 Balanced (GL4) 1392 TB / 863 TB Y N
9 Capacity (GL6) 2088 TB / 1295 TB Y N
10 Entry (GL2) 696 TB / 432 TB N N
11 Balanced (GL4) 1392 TB / 863 TB N N
12 Capacity (GL6) 2088 TB / 1295 TB N N

Note: Each configuration includes:

  • 6 TB drives
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • Lab Services Health Check
  • Rack integrated
  • Three-year 24x7 same-day support
  • Lab Services Health Check at installation
  • Separate selections that allow GPFS software to be ordered separately through Passport Advantage®
  • Separate selections for first in account, adding management server, HMC, keyboard, video, mouse, and display



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Hardware Announcement 114-066, dated April 28, 2014



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7014, 8247, and 8831 machine type:

New features available September 18, 2015

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           8831  F36     4651 
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           8831  F36     4652 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           8831  F36     4653 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           8831  F36     4654 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           8831  F36     4655 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           8831  F36     4656 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           8831  F36     4657 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           8831  F36     4658 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           8831  F36     4659 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          8831  F36     4660 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          8831  F36     4661 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          8831  F36     4662 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          8831  F36     4663 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          8831  F36     4664 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          8831  F36     4665 
                                                  8831  NF2          
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          8831  F36     4666 
                                                  8831  NF2          
4 Port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter                 8247  42L     5785 
                                                  8408  E8E          
Workload Management Server Indicator              8247  22L     EHJP 
IBM BigInsights Enterprise Management and IBM
Open Platform with Apache Hadoop Indicator        8247  22L     EHJQ 
Rack Content Specify: 8831-NF2                    7014  T42     ER1D 
Rack Content Specify: 8831-F36                    7014  T42     ER1H 

PCIe LP 4-Port Async EIA-232 Adapter              8247  21L     5277
                                                  8247  22L
                                                  8284  22A	

4 Port Async EIA-232 PCIe Adapter                 8286  41A     5785
                                                  8286  42A

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7014, 8247, and 8831 machine type:

New features available September 25, 2015

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

IBM BigInsights Data Scientist Indicator          8247  22L     EHJR 
IBM BigInsights Analyst Indicator                 8247  22L     EHJS 

Model conversions

Not applicable.

Feature conversions

Not applicable.



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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 115-115


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Refer to the publications for these products:

  • Management server (8247-21L)
  • HMC (7042-CR8)
  • Networking switches (7120-48E, 7120-64C, 7120-24L, 8831-NF2, and 8831-F36)
  • Flat panel display (7316-TF4)
  • Rack (7014-T42)
  • DCS3700 storage expansion drawers (1818-80E)

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Refer to the publications for these products:

  • IBM Power S822L server (8247-22L)
  • Management server (8247-21L)
  • HMC (7042-CR8)
  • Networking switches (7120-48E, 7120-64C, 7120-24L 8831-NF2, and 8831-F36)
  • Flat panel display (7316-TF4)
  • Rack (7014-T42)
  • DCS3700 storage expansion drawers (1818-80E)
Software requirements

On the Power S822L server, you can select one of these configurations:

  • IBM BigInsights V4.1 Analyst with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 for Power
  • IBM BigInsights V4.1 Data Scientist with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 for Power
  • IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop and IBM BigInsights V4.1 Enterprise Management with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 for Power
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 for Power

On the Power S821L server, select Platform Cluster Manager - Advanced Edition for Power, V4.2.

Planning information

Cable orders

Cables are provided as features of the system order.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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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.

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MES discount applicable

No


Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

One year.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.


Customer setup

No


Machine code

No license terms apply.


Optional features warranty period

  • Optional features - One year



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 7014, 8247, and 8831 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7014    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Rack Content Specify: 8831-F36
                       T42     ER1H                  Initial  N/A No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8247    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Workload Mngt Server Indicator
                       22L     EHJP                  Initial  N/A No 
IBM BgInsig Ent Mgt-Hadoop Ind
                       22L     EHJQ                  Initial  N/A No 
IBM BigInsights Dat Scient Ind
                       22L     EHJR                  Initial  N/A No 
IBM BigInsights Analyst Ind
                       22L     EHJS                  Initial  N/A No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8831    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Rack Indicator, Rack 2
                       F36     4652                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 3
                       F36     4653                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 4
                       F36     4654                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 5
                       F36     4655                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 6
                       F36     4656                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 7
                       F36     4657                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 8
                       F36     4658                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 9
                       F36     4659                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 10
                       F36     4660                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 11
                       F36     4661                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 12
                       F36     4662                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 13
                       F36     4663                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 14
                       F36     4664                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 15
                       F36     4665                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 
Rack Indicator, Rack 16
                       F36     4666                  Initial  N/A No 
                       NF2                           Initial  N/A No 

The following are features already announced for the IBM Power Systems 7014, 8247, 8408, and 8831 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7014    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Rack Content Specify: 8831-NF2
                       T42     ER1D                  Initial  N/A No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8247    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
4 Port Async EIA 232 PCIe Adap
                       42L     5785                  Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8408    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
4 Port Async EIA 232 PCIe Adap
                       E8E     5785                  Both     Yes No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 8831    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 
 
Rack Indicator, Rack 1
                       F36     4651                  Initial  N/A No 



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