LinuxONE and large VM’s – a Linux Infrastructure performance perspective

At VM Ware World mid-last year HP, VM Ware and IBM Storage got together to talk about some findings they got from internal benchmarks, the even went so far as to produce, a whitepaper was published by the VMware performance folks describing a scalability test of running multiple RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.5 virtual machines under vSphere 5.5 on a 240 core HP Superdome X. While the focus of the study, known as Project Capstone (*), was on the scalability of multiple VMs, we thought it would be interesting to compare how an IBM LinuxONE Emperor machine would perform, using a … Continue reading LinuxONE and large VM’s – a Linux Infrastructure performance perspective

LinuxONE, Containers and Docker

I am sure you have seen the recent LinuxONE announcements from IBM over the last month but wanted to draw you attention to the Scalable Financial Trading Analysis & Insight demo presented by @DonnaExplorer during LinuxCon. It is arguably our coolest demo since the days of the Mettle Test. We can prove that LinuxONE system can perfectly run sentiment analysis, trade transactions and geospatial analysis … with open source products like Spark, MongoDB, MariaDB, PosgreSQL, Docker, Kafka, Chef and node.js. It is really exciting and impressive stuff! Maybe you have missed the Thought Leadership White Paper about Open Source Solutions on LinuxONE … the paper is showing superior LinuxONE performance … Continue reading LinuxONE, Containers and Docker

The reaction to LinuxONE and the Open Mainframe Project

As the week draws to a close on the east coast of the US at least, I wanted to put to pen to paper (or hit some keys at least) on what for me has been one of the most exciting professional journeys of my career thus far.  Not much more than 3-months ago a number of concepts started to crystallize in my head and those of a small group of people in the z Systems brand team.  Those ideas focused around the need to not only promote and amplify our messaging around Linux on z Systems, but go further … Continue reading The reaction to LinuxONE and the Open Mainframe Project