Category Archives: Information Technology

SUSE Enterprise Storage delivers best CephFS benchmark on Arm

Since its introduction in 2006, Ceph has been used predominantly for volume-intensive use cases where performance is not the most critical aspect. Because the technology has many attractive capabilities, there has been a desire to extend the use of Ceph … Continue reading

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What’s new in SUSE Linux for Arm 15 Service Pack 2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 Service Pack 2 delivers support for new 64bit Arm processors and enhancements to previous Arm support. SUSE uses a “Refresh” and “Consolidation” approach to Service Pack releases: Every “Even” release (e.g., SP0, SP2,…) is … Continue reading

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What’s new for High Performance Computing in SLE 15 Service Pack 2

SUSE Linux Enterprise for High Performance Computing (SLE HPC) 15 Service Pack 2 has a lot of new capabilities for HPC on-premises and in the Cloud. SUSE uses a “Refresh” and “Consolidation” approach to Service Pack releases: Every “Even” release … Continue reading

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Using IBM POWER9 PowerVM Virtual Persistent Memory for SAP HANA with SUSE Linux

Introduction SAP HANA uses in-memory database technology that allows much faster access to data than was ever possible with hard disk technology on a conventional database – access times of 5 nanoseconds versus 5 milliseconds. SAP HANA customers can also … Continue reading

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The ibmvnic driver with SR-IOV is now supported by SLES 12 and SLES 15 on IBM POWER9 processor-based systems

SUSE has worked with IBM to enable support for the ibmvnic driver with PowerVM on POWER9 systems. The ibmvnic driver enables PowerVM Single Root I/O Virtualizations (SR-IOV) for improved network capabilities including reduced systems processor utilization, decreased network latency, and … Continue reading

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Free Developer subscriptions for SUSE Linux on Arm based systems are now available

Arm servers are here (to stay) I’ve spent the last few weeks meeting with many customers and partners in Frankfurt at the ISC High Performance Conference, HPCast, and the GoingArm conference. We have worked with the Arm community for many … Continue reading

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SUSE Linux Live Patching for Power – A key tool for availability

All system outages are bad. They result in lost revenue, reputation damage, lost productivity and other impacts to the business. Outages of enterprise applications such as SAP HANA can have an even greater impact on a business due to the … Continue reading

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POWER9 is here. SUSE is ready!

They are here! IBM announced the POWER9 servers for small enterprises, which will be available later this quarter. IBM announced six new servers but the IBM POWER Systems H922 and H924 are of particular interest to SAP HANA customers. These … Continue reading

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SAP HANA on Power feeling a little cramped? 128TB support for SLES 11 SP4 can help

Memory fragmentation can happen in any operating system, but if you are running a memory intensive workload like SAP HANA, fragmentation can put an upper limit on how long the application can be available before needing to be restarted. Increasing … Continue reading

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Why it is hard to predict the performance impact of Meltdown and Spectre

One of the key questions about patches to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre is “How is this going to impact my performance?” Olaf Kirch, Distinguished Engineer and VP of Engineering at SUSE explains why it is so difficult to predict the … Continue reading

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