Server features expanded building blocks and software support.

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The pSeries(TM) Cluster 1600 supports AIX 5L V5.2. Parallel System Support Programs V3.5 running AIX V5.2 supports systems that have SP(TM) switch or SP Switch2, or systems that have no switches. Enhancements to Cluster Systems Management for AIX V1.3.1 enable xSeries(TM) servers running Linux operating system to be included in Cluster 1600 as managed server nodes.



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Preview: IBM pSeries Cluster 1600 Expands Cluster Building Blocks and Software Support



Overview
New offerings for the pSeries(TM) Cluster 1600 include additional hardware models as well as support for Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) V3.5 on AIX® 5L for POWER V5.2.

Your Cluster 1600 applications can now take advantage of the functions offered by AIX 5L V5.2. PSSP V3.5 running AIX V5.2 supports systems that have an SP(TM) Switch or SP Switch2, or systems that have no switches.

Enhancements to Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for AIX, V1.3.1 enable new xSeries(TM) servers running the Linux operating system to be included in a Cluster 1600 as managed server nodes. CSM does not support systems with an SP Switch or SP Switch2.

For a complete list of PSSP and CSM programs and their planned availability dates, refer to the Description section.

Refer to the Technical Description section for an updated scaling table.

Previews provide insight into IBM plans and direction. Availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.

Key Prerequisites
o pSeries Cluster 1600
o AIX 5L for POWER V5.2

Planned Availability Dates
May 23, 2003
o PSSP V3.5 on AIX 5L V5.2
o PSSP V3.5 on AIX 5L V5.2 with pSeries 690, 670, 655, 650, and 630 servers
o PSSP V3.4 and V3.5 on the pSeries 690 with Remote I/O (RIO)-2
o PSSP V3.4 and V3.5 on the pSeries 630 with the SP Switch2 PCI-X adapter with RIO
o PSSP V3.5 with AIX V5.2 on the pSeries 630 with the SP Switch2 PCI-X adapter with RIO
o CSM V1.3.1
o CSM V1.3.1 on the pSeries 655

July 25, 2003
o PSSP V3.4 and V3.5 on the pSeries 670 POWER4+ and pSeries 690 POWER4+
o CSM for AIX, V1.3.1 on the pSeries 670 POWER4+ and pSeries 690 POWER4+
o PSSP V3.4 and V3.5 on the pSeries 650 with RIO-2 and the SP Switch2 PCI-X Attachment adapter
o CSM V1.3.1 on the pSeries 650
o PSSP V3.4 and V3.5 on the pSeries 655 POWER4+
o CSM V1.3.1 on the pSeries 655 POWER4+
o CSM V1.3.1 support on the 9076 SP nodes and 7026 servers

At a Glance
pSeries Cluster 1600 with Cluster Systems Management (CSM) expands your clustering capability by adding support for powerful new pSeries and xSeries servers, select "legacy" pSeries and RS/6000® servers, and SP nodes as cluster components.

More choices for expanding your clusters:
o Clusters using AIX can include new POWER4+ servers.
o As added investment protection, existing SP customers can move SP nodes or attached servers to clusters managed by CSM.
o Clusters using Linux can include new xSeries servers and blades.
o Clusters formed with new servers can span both AIX on pSeries and Linux on xSeries controlled by a single management server running AIX.

Cluster 1600 with PSSP includes new pSeries servers.

Customers with PSSP-managed clusters can include servers running AIX V5.2, allowing your applications to take advantage of the functions offered by AIX V5.2.

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