SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for POWER

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for POWER provides an enterprise-grade Linux distribution with optimizations for POWER8 and POWER9 processor-based systems. It is designed to deliver increased reliability, reduce costs for mission-critical applications, provide a high-performance platform to meet increasing business demands and accelerate innovation while improving deployment times.

 

Key Features

Shared resource pools with the ability to control resource allocation of CPU, memory and I/O increases system reliability.
Memory error recovery and memory sharing with support for memory error recovery. Memory sharing across workloads reduces costs by maximizing utilization of hardware resources.
Power System RAS exploitation of features like inventory collection (VPD), platform error reporting and handling, and responding to Emergency Power Off Warning (EPOW) events. The basic POWER platform-related tools and packages like ppc64-diag, servicelog and lsvpd are included to provide faster resolution, enhance system reliability and reduce service costs.

Security standards complianceusing the highest level of security for a commercial OS with Common Criteria EAL4+ certification, FIPS 140-2 certification from NIST & CSEC for cryptographic standards, hardware based security with secure cryptoprocessor standard TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 and implementing federated identity solutions with Shibboleth.
Full System Rollback enables snapshots of the system with a btrfs filesystem, including the kernel files, and roll back. Because the bootloader is now integrated into the rollback process, system administrators can boot from a snapshot, enhancing fault recovery and change tracking and comparison, and improving data safety.
Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT8) eight threads per core support for instant access to data across the full range of POWER8 and POWER9 (ppc64le) systems and OpenPOWER Abstraction Layer (OPAL) systems.
 

Resources

FLYER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Power.

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GUID
UNIX to Linux Migration in Three Stages Guide

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White Paper
From UNIX to Linux: Embracing the Future of SAP Applications

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