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IBM z13 and IBM z13s Technical Introduction

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM z Systems™ platforms, the IBM z13™ and IBM z13s. It includes information about the z Systems environment and how it can help integrate data, transactions, and insight for faster and more accurate business decisions.

The z13 and z13s are state-of-the-art data and transaction systems that deliver advanced capabilities that are vital to modern IT infrastructures. These capabilities include:

  • Accelerated data and transaction serving

  • Integrated analytics

  • Access to the API economy

  • Agile development and operations

  • Efficient, scalable, and secure cloud services

  • End-to-end security for data and transactions

  • This book explains how these systems use both new innovations and traditional z Systems strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and mobile applications. With one of these z Systems platforms as the base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that both improves operations and lessens business risk.

    Table of Contents

    1. Front cover
    2. Notices
      1. Trademarks
    3. IntelliMagic
    4. IBM Redbooks promotions
    5. Preface
      1. Authors
      2. Now you can become a published author, too!
      3. Comments welcome
      4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
    6. Chapter 1. Platforms matter
      1. 1.1 The z13 and z13s: Built for today and tomorrow
        1. 1.1.1 Accelerated data and transaction serving
        2. 1.1.2 Integrated analytics for insight
        3. 1.1.3 Access to the API economy
        4. 1.1.4 An agile application development and operations environment
        5. 1.1.5 Efficient, scalable, and secure cloud services
        6. 1.1.6 End-to-end security for data and transactions
      2. 1.2 z13 and z13s technical description
        1. 1.2.1 Technical highlights
        2. 1.2.2 Storage connectivity
        3. 1.2.3 Network connectivity
        4. 1.2.4 Special-purpose features and functions
        5. 1.2.5 Capacity on Demand and performance
        6. 1.2.6 Reliability, availability, and serviceability
      3. 1.3 Software support
        1. 1.3.1 IBM compilers
    7. Chapter 2. IBM z13 hardware overview
      1. 2.1 z13 models and upgrade paths
      2. 2.2 z13 frames and cabling
      3. 2.3 z13 CPC drawers
        1. 2.3.1 Single chip modules
        2. 2.3.2 Processor Unit
        3. 2.3.3 Memory
        4. 2.3.4 Hardware system area
      4. 2.4 z13 I/O system structure
      5. 2.5 z13 power and cooling
        1. 2.5.1 Radiator (air) cooling option
        2. 2.5.2 Water cooling option
        3. 2.5.3 High Voltage Direct Current power feature
        4. 2.5.4 Power considerations
    8. Chapter 3. IBM z13s hardware overview
      1. 3.1 z13s models and upgrade paths
      2. 3.2 z13s frames and cabling
      3. 3.3 z13s CPC drawers
        1. 3.3.1 Single chip modules
        2. 3.3.2 Processor Unit
        3. 3.3.3 Memory
        4. 3.3.4 Hardware system area
      4. 3.4 z13s I/O system structure
      5. 3.5 z13s power and cooling
    9. Chapter 4. Supported features and functions
      1. 4.1 I/O features at a glance
      2. 4.2 Storage connectivity
        1. 4.2.1 FICON Express16S
        2. 4.2.2 FICON Express8S
        3. 4.2.3 FICON Express8 (carry forward only)
      3. 4.3 Network connectivity
        1. 4.3.1 OSA-Express functions
        2. 4.3.2 HiperSockets functions
        3. 4.3.3 OSA-Express5S
        4. 4.3.4 OSA-Express4S (carry forward only)
      4. 4.4 Native PCIe features and integrated firmware processor
        1. 4.4.1 Flash Express
        2. 4.4.2 zEDC Express
        3. 4.4.3 The 10 Gigabit Ethernet RoCE Express
      5. 4.5 Cryptographic features
        1. 4.5.1 CP Assist for Cryptographic Function
        2. 4.5.2 Crypto Express5S
        3. 4.5.3 Web deliverables
      6. 4.6 Coupling and clustering
        1. 4.6.1 Integrated Coupling Adapter
        2. 4.6.2 InfiniBand coupling links
        3. 4.6.3 Internal coupling
        4. 4.6.4 Coupling Facility Control Code
      7. 4.7 IBM z BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 004
        1. 4.7.1 IBM blades
      8. 4.8 Common time functions
        1. 4.8.1 Server Time Protocol
        2. 4.8.2 Network Time Protocol client support
      9. 4.9 Hardware Management Console functions
        1. 4.9.1 HMC key enhancements for z13 and z13s
        2. 4.9.2 Hardware Management Console and Support Element
    10. Chapter 5. Strengths of the z13 and z13s
      1. 5.1 z13 and z13s technology improvements
        1. 5.1.1 Processor design highlights
        2. 5.1.2 Memory
      2. 5.2 Virtualization
        1. 5.2.1 z13 and z13s hardware virtualization
        2. 5.2.2 z Systems based clouds
      3. 5.3 Capacity and performance
        1. 5.3.1 Capacity settings
        2. 5.3.2 Capacity on Demand (CoD)
        3. 5.3.3 z13 and z13s performance
      4. 5.4 Reliability, availability, and serviceability
        1. 5.4.1 RAS capability for the SE
        2. 5.4.2 RAS capability for the HMC
        3. 5.4.3 IBM z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter
      5. 5.5 High availability for z Systems with Parallel Sysplex
    11. Chapter 6. Operating system support
      1. 6.1 Software support summary
        1. 6.1.1 Operating systems summary
        2. 6.1.2 Application development and languages
        3. 6.1.3 IBM compilers
      2. 6.2 Support by operating system
        1. 6.2.1 z/OS
        2. 6.2.2 z/VM
        3. 6.2.3 z/VSE
        4. 6.2.4 z/TPF
        5. 6.2.5 Linux on z Systems
        6. 6.2.6 KVM for IBM z Systems
        7. 6.2.7 References
      3. 6.3 Software support for zBX Model 004
    12. Appendix A. Software licensing
      1. Software licensing considerations
      2. Monthly License Charge pricing metrics
      3. zBX licensed software
      4. IBM z Unified Resource Manager
    13. Back cover