Category Archives: Information Technology

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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When they build it, SUSE will be ready

SLES 12 Service Pack 3 for ARM is done. Now what? SUSE has finished up SLES 12 Service Pack 3 and it is available to our customers. Inside SUSE, Service Pack 3 was labeled a “Consolidation” release. This type of … Continue reading

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SAP HANA 2.0 now certified for SLES 12 Service Pack 2 on IBM POWER8

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2) for IBM POWER is now certified by SAP for SAP HANA 2.0 SLES 12 SP2 runs on IBM POWER8 hardware in little-endian mode (ppc64le). Currently supported SAP HANA releases … Continue reading

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Transforming Your Business with SUSE Linux HPC at ISC 2017

We are a little more than a week away from the International Super-computing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany and it’s clear that there will be a lot of SUSE HPC customers at this conference. This year’s ISC conference promises to … Continue reading

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