Wednesday, December 28, 2022

SQL View gives ability to see information about all commands

IMHO it has been problematic to get information about more than one IBM i command. The Display Command command, DSPCMD, will only output to display or print one command at a time. If I want to get information about more than one, or all, commands then I would need to use an API.

Fortunately with the fall 2022 Technology Refreshes, IBM i 7.5 TR1 and 7.4 TR7, comes a SQL View that contains all the information that the DSPCMD command does for all commands.

This new View, COMMAND_INFO, is simple to use. For example, if I want to list all the information about all the commands in this partition I could just use:

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Removing data from a User Index using SQL

In a previous post I wrote about how to add and change data in a User Index. As I can do that, I also need is to delete data from the User Index too.

In IBM i 7.5 and 7.4TR6 introduces a couple of Table Functions that allow me to remove entries from a User Index:


Both work in the same way, and I am going to describe how REMOVE_USER_INDEX_ENTRY works.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

IBM Power10 server industry standard server of the year

In their annual awards of products are services The Channel Company, via their website CRN.COM, recognized a Power10 server as the Product of the Year in the Industry-standard servers category.

The Power10 chip and servers first announced in September 2021. Followed in July 2022 by the mid- and small-size servers.

SAP, probably the world's best known ERP vendor, performed their own tests pitting the top end Power10 server against the top-of-the-line Dell Intel based servers. The Power10 outperform the Dell server. You can see their findings:

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

RPG concatenation BiF for arrays

I wrote earlier about a new Built in Function, BiF, that makes it easier to concatenate variables or strings. Another addition to the RPG language in the fall Technology Refreshes, IBM i 7.5 TR1 and 7.4 TR7, is another BiF to concatenate elements from an array.

The syntax of %CONCATARR BiF is very similar to %CONCAT I wrote about before:

Result = %concatarr(<separator character(s)> : 
                    <array name&gt) ;

Let me jump to my first example. This is the RPG code for the first part of my example program:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Adding and updating data in a User Index with SQL

I have only dabbled with User Indexes. My recollections of using them were of having to do everything with APIs, mapping system data types to RPG data types, etc. Well, with IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 comes a SQL procedure that makes the insertion and updating of data in the User Space very easy.

Alas, I still need to use an API, QUSCRTUI, to create the User Index I am going to using in this example.

I have created a RPG to call the API:

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Surprise TR for IBM i 7.3

IBM did it before, making an unannounced Technology Refresh for IBM i 7.3 in the spring of this year, TR12. I have been informed that they have done it again releasing another unexpected TR, TR13, on December 1.

Perhaps I should not be surprised. IBM i can now be run on a Power10 server. Could these PTFs fix compatibility issues there? Could they be updates for security fixes as well? Only IBM knows.

You will find all the details for this TR PTF on this page: SF99727 730 Technology Refresh - level 13.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

New concatenation BiF added to RPG

The fall Technology Refreshes, IBM i 7.5 TR1 and 7.4 TR7, made available on Friday. The folks at RZKH have loaded the necessary PTFs to the server I use, now I can start playing with what became available.

Looking at the documentation for RPG I found a couple of new Built in Functions, BiF, to do with concatenation. In this post I am going to give examples of the %CONCAT BiF.

In the past if I wanted to concatenate a number of variables together into a string I would need to do something like:

String = Var1 + ',' + Var2 + ',' + Var3 ;

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

November 2022 updated Performance FAQ

New versions of the Performance document and the Power10 performance optimization white paper were released last month.

You don't have to download, print, or read the whole documents. But I do think it is a good idea to peruse the sections to do with your favorite programming languages.

You can open the documents as PDF using these links:

Friday, December 2, 2022

IBM i 7.5 TR1 and 7.4 TR7 PTFs out today

Can I say Christmas has come early?

Today is the day the PTFs for the new Technology Refreshes for the current supported releases of IBM i are available:

  • 7.5 TR1
  • 7.4 TR7

If you want all of the new features and functions don't forget to tell your System Administrator to download the PTFs for database, which includes SQL, and RPG too. Perhaps it would be easier to ask them to download all the latest CUM PTFs, which should include all of the TR PTFs.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

IBM to end unencrypted downloads

Last week, November 23, 2022, IBM announced that on February 15, 2023, it will no longer be possible to download from the IBM Electronic Fix Distribution, IBM Electronic Customer Care, and IBM Fix Central using an unsecure connection:

  • HTTP
  • FTP
  • DDP

IBM's servers already support the encrypted download protocols:

  • FTPS and SFTP
  • DDPS

Your System Administrator should be able to easily make these changes well before the deadline. If they do not know how to make the change the announcement document gives them information of where they can go to get help.

IBM's announcement document can be found here.

IMHO it is about time IBM makes this change from unencrypted to encrypted downloads, as just about all other vendors only offer encrypted downloads.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Workload Group shortcut added to Active Job Info

One of the SQL table functions I use the most is the ACTIVE_JOB_INFO, which is used to list all of the active jobs in any partition.

In IBM i TR4 and 7.3 TR10 a new parameter, DETAILED_INFO, was added to the Table Function. This controlled the number of columns that were returned in the results. When it was introduced there were the following options

-- Default

-- All columns returned

-- QTEMP info returned only

-- Minimum info

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Improvement to GENERATE_PDF

The GENERATE_PDF scalar function has been a wonderful addition to Db2 for i providing a simple way to convert a spool file to a PDF in the IFS.

My only complaint about it has been that I have to pass the spool file number to it, there was no '*LAST' option for the last spool file with that name. Fortunately with IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 came an enhancement to GENERATEPDF that allows '*LAST'.

Using ACS's "Run SQL Scripts" I could just do the following:

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

End of maintenance for Power8 servers

With IBM Power10 and Power9 being marketed it should not come as a surprise that IBM announced the end of their maintenance support for Power8 servers.

Power8 chips were announced in 2013, and became available in Power servers in June 2014.

If your employer is currently using a Power8 server, or older, you should show your superiors this announcement, linked below. This shows that the Power8 models may have different End of Service dates, but all of dates are in 2024. And start planning to move to a more recent Power server.

Announcement 922-117
Services withdrawal: Declaration of plan to discontinue lease, rental, and maintenance services for select POWER machines

If you do not know what your server is you can check using the method described here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Using SQL QCMDEXC to simplify cleanup

Several months ago I publishing a post about finding the detached journal receivers in a partition. I mentioned if I want to delete those receivers I would create an output table, and then read that in a CL program and use the Delete Journal Receiver command, DLTJRNRCV, to delete the receivers one at a time.

Shortly after I received an email from Sue Romano, who is member of the Db2 for i development team, giving me a simpler alternative. Her examples used the QCMDEXC scalar function.

The QCMDEXC scalar function allows me to execute a CL command every time a row is returned in the results of a SQL statement.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Java errors with ACS

I want to start this to say that this is NOT an issued caused by the new version of ACS.

I use Microsoft Windows 11 on the computer I write these posts upon. Last week I applied the latest round of Window updates to my computer. After that whenever I opened any part of ACS I was presented with a Java error window, and then ACS would open.

Friday, November 11, 2022

ACS now available

Update April 17, 2023: New version is currently available for download here

The fall release of IBM's Access Client Solution, ACS, is now available.

IMHO the quickest way to down-load the install zip file is via the ACS software installed on your personal computer.

  • Open your ACS window
  • Select "Help" on the menu at the top of the menu
  • Select "Check for updates" in the drop-down menu

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Virtual tour of Power9 and 10 servers

IBM has created a series of virtual tours of their Power9 and 10 servers.

Although I do not consider myself a "hardware guy", I did find the information interesting. I hope you do too.

IBM: Virtual tour of Power 9 and 10 family

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Useful new options added to generate SQL source for object

I have already written about these two SQL procedures:

Both can retrieve the SQL statement(s) from a SQL object. With the release of IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 new parameters and values have been added to them both. I have to admit I do use GENERATE_SQL far more often than the other, therefore, the examples I give will be using this SQL Procedure.

Most of time I use GENERATE_SQL I am retrieving the DDL source from Tables, Indexes, Views, and Physical files. In this example I am going to use a different type of SQL object, a variable.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Checking my authority using a SQL Scalar Function

There are times I discover little things in IBM i that I wish that had been available before. An example in the new SQL enhancements that came as part of IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 release and refresh. It is a SQL Scalar Function that allows me to check the user's special authority, as a member group profile, or acquired by adopted authority.

I have written many programs in the past where the user needed a particular special authority, for example *SECADM, and if they do not have authority when they try to execute the command it errors. The snippet below, from a RPG program, is an example of this:

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Retrieving the CPU usage information via SQL

One of the many additions to the last release and Technology Refresh, IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6, was a SQL View that returns one row of results of the usage of the CPU.

To most people it may not sound the most interesting information, but I have been asked if there was a way to get to this information so it could be written to an outfile, by a couple of people. Previously the only way I knew how to show the information was the Work with System Activity command, WRKSYSACT.

                           Work with System Activity                   DEV750
                                                             DD/DD/DD  TT:TT:TT
 Automatic refresh in seconds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     5
 Job/Task CPU filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .10
 Elapsed time . . . . . . :   00:00:02    Overall CPU util . . . . :    80.1
 Overall SQL CPU util . . . :    30.4
 Average CPU rate . . . . . :   101.2
 Current processing capacity:     1.00

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

SQL Views to help get information about Temporal Tables

When I ask people about their use of recent additions to the IBM i operating system my question about Temporal Tables are generally met by question "What are those?"

I am not going to explain what they are and how to use them in this post, as I wrote about them when they were introduced as part of IBM i 7.3 . You learn about them in the post I wrote when they introduced as part of 7.3, you can read about them here.

What I am going to explain in this post are two SQL Views that show you information about Temporal Tables:

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Changing data within User Space with SQL

As part of the IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 release and refresh we have been given two new SQL Procedures that allow us to change data within an User Space. The first allows me to change the data within the User Space in character format, the other as binary.

Before I start showing these new Procedures I need a User Space. I can create this with SQL using the CREATE_USER_SPACE Procedure:


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Creating a list of commands and their command processing programs


I now use the method described in this post as, IMHO, it is easier to use a SQL View than it is this API.

The questions was is there a way to list the command processing programs for all of the commands in a library without having to look at each one individually with the Display Command command, DSPCMD. I decided to take this a small step further and want to have the name of the Validity Checking Program too.

Having looked at all of the lists I know of SQL Views, Table Functions, etc. I could not find one for commands. Alas, all of the CL commands only output to screen or spool file. It meant I had to use an API, QCDRCMDI. While writing this example I did have issues with QCDRCMDI. After over four hours the only way I found I can call the API it is call it from a separate program. More about that later.

As a result I have two programs:

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Fall 2022 Technology Refreshes announced

The one day on my vacation I was beyond the reach of the internet, IBM announced their latest Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 . As 7.3 is nearing the end of support there will be no more TR for it.

What caught my eye in these TRs?

As usual the Db2 for i has produced many new things for us to use. The first thing that caught my eye is the new REMOTE_TABLE, will I be able to access table functions on remote partitions using the three-part name? I cannot wait to try this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Using SQL to check for level check, reuse deleted, and file size

There are three things about data physical files I always like to keep track of:

  1. Level check status
  2. Will file reuse deleted records
  3. What is the maximum number of records the file can contain

For years I have used the Display File Description command, DSPFD, to create a lists of the files in a library, or libraries, and then read that file to check the fields for that information. As I can execute CL commands in ACS's Run SQL Scripts I can do the following:



Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Do not SQL insert if there is already a row present with the same key

The need was understandable. Every time I made a change to a file I need to insert the file's library into another table. I only needed the library name in the table once. And I did not want my statement to error.

The table is every simple, just one column for the library name:

02  (LIBRARY CHAR(10),

Inserting the first record is not a problem:

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Create and change User Spaces' attributes with SQL

In IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 the Db2 for i team introduced two new SQL Procedures for creating and changing the attributes of User Spaces, rather than using APIs.

I am going to show examples of these below.


Create User space

Thursday, September 29, 2022

SQL equivalent of WRKSPLF, faster way of getting information about my spool files?

One of the first commands we all learn with IBM i is the Work with Spool Files command, WRKSPLF. With IBM i releases 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 comes a new SQL Table Function that is the equivalent of WRKSPLF.

The new Table Function, SPOOLED_FILE_INFO is found in library QSYS2, has parameters that match those of the WRKSPLF command. The syntax for the Table Function is:

  JOB_NAME => '*',
  FORM_TYPE => '*STD',
  SYSTEM_NAME => 'DEV750'))

These parameters and their WRKSPLF equivalents are:

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Using SQL to get information about Journal Receivers

Earlier this year I wrote about using the QjoRtvJrnReceiverInformation API to get information about journal receivers. I noticed that in a recent batch of PTFs a new SQL View, JOURNAL_RECEIVER_INFO, which provides all of the information I am interested in. It is easier to get the information I desire from the SQL View than the API, so why would I continue to use the API?

The View JOURNAL_RECEIVER_INFO is found in the QSYS2 library. I recommend that you run the following statement to see all of the columns and information it contains:


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

End of support for IBM i 7.3 announced

I was guessing that this was going to happen either this or next month, and it has. In an announcement dated September 27, 2022, IBM revealed that they will discontinue support for release IBM i 7.3 on September 30, 2023.

7.3 was released on April 15, 2016. With it going off support on September 30, 2023, it means that it will have been an active release for seven years and five and a half months.

You can read the full announcement, including the other product coming to end-of-life, here.

If you have a Power8 or higher and you are on IBM i 7.3 you need to start finalizing your plans to update your operating system to either 7.4 or 7.5.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Determining which objects have changed since last save

There is an old library, I am going to call it OLDLIB1, that is still in everyone's library list. I needed to determine if there are files in this library that are still changed. I have used the word "changed" rather than "used" as they mean two different things. A file is used when it is opened in a program, the data within might not be changed. A file is changed when a record is added to the file, modified, or deleted. At present the entire library is saved using the SAVLIB command once a week. But if files are still being used we need to do a more often backup.

I can get to this information using the Display Object Description command, DSPOBJD, but with that I have to build an output file and then search the output file for the information I need.

Fortunately the SQL View SYSTABLESTAT contains the information too in the following columns:

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Using SQL to perform a domain lookup

We all develop our own algorithms to validate email addresses. There must be an "@" sign in the string, there must be a period after that, etc. Most of these I have seen fail due to the domain name part of the email address. There are now Top Level Domains, TLD, (the letters that come after the "dot") that are longer than three characters. I know of many non-IBM i applications that use a DNS lookup to determine if the domain is active, although this will not guarantee that the domain has email.

As part of the IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 release is a simple way to do a DNS lookup using SQL.

Before I get started I need to state the obvious: What I am going to show you here will only work if your IBM i partition can connect to the internet. If it cannot then you will be unable to duplicate what I describe here.

The DNS lookup is performed by a Db2 for i Table Function, DNS_LOOKUP, which is found in the library QSYS2. Two parameters can be passed to the Table function:

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Using SQL to check the user password rules

I am sure when we sign on to a new partition and are prompted to change our user profile's password we spend several minutes trying to find a password we like that matches the partition's password rules.

As part of the new release IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 comes a new SQL table function that allows me to validate passwords to the partition's rules. SQL table function CHECK_PASSWORD uses all of the password system values in this hierarchy:

  • QPWDRQDDIF:  Required Difference in Passwords
  • Either:
    • QPWDRULES:  Password Rules
  • Or:
    • QPWDMINLEN:  Minimum Length of Passwords
    • QPWDMAXLEN:  Maximum Length of Passwords
    • QPWDLMTAJC:  Restriction of Consecutive Digits for Passwords
    • QPWDLMTCHR:  Restricted Characters for Passwords
    • QPWDLMTREP:  Restriction of Repeated Characters for Passwords
    • QPWDRQDDGT:  Requirement for Numeric Character in Passwords

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Creating a reusable SQL View for a spool file

For the last few years I have been asked more often for a download, that can be loaded into Microsoft Excel, rather than paper report. Custom reports can be easily modified to include a "download file" option. Reports from within the ERP is more complicated. If I modify the ERP's report then I become responsible for it. Most ERP vendors will not provide support for any object I have modified. And then if an updated version of the object becomes available from the ERP, I would have to add my changes again. The solution I use is to generate the report, then "slice and dice" the spool file into a "download file".

I could copy the spool file into a physical file and then "slice and dice" using a RPG program. I don't have to do that anymore. I can build a SQL View using the SPOOLED_FILLE_DATA table function for my report, and then use standard SQL to "slice and dice" the contents into the columns I desire.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Using value from the spool file as the IFS file name

I was asked how it was possible to use a string within a spool file as the file name when it was copied to the IFS as a PDF. I have written in separate posts the parts that would be needed to achieve this, and this post will pull it all together.

In my scenario I have spool files of invoices. I want to copy these to create individual PDFs in an IFS folder.

I created a simple RPG program to create a couple of "invoice" spool files. These invoices were generated using the QSYSPRT printer file, and the user data of INVOICE. They both had the same layout, the only difference being the invoice number itself. For example:

 Invoice : 81719

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

SQL view listing Binding Directory information

All I wanted was a quick way to check which Binding Directories contain a certain service program. Included in IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 is a SQL View that can provide me with the information I desire.

If I wanted to see which Service Programs and Modules are contained within a Binding Directory I would use the Work With Binding Directory Entries command, WRKBNDDIRE:


Which shows the following:

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Making the source code line longer for RUNSQLSTM

I always place the code I use to create DDL tables, indexes, views, etc. in a source member. It has always frustrated me that the code could not go beyond the 80th column, without the compiling failing. As part of IBM i 7.5 and 7.4 TR6 a new special value is allowed in the Run SQL Statement command, RUNSQLSTM.

In the RUNSQLSTM command there is a parameter for the source margins, MARGINS, that allows me to give the position of the right margin of the code within the member. The default is 80, but now there is a keyword I can use in its place: *SRCFILE. This "tells" the compiler to use the entire length of the source member, rather than the first 80 characters only.

If I made a SQL statement that is greater than 80 characters in a source member, like this:

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Find the number of times an SQL Index had been used

SYSTABLEINDEXSTAT times index used

When you are building SQL DDL Indexes to improve performance it is also imperative to find Indexes that are not being used. Having identified those a decision can be made on whether to delete these unused indexes, or not.

Finding this information introduced me to a SQL View I had not used before: SYSTABLEINDEXSTAT

SYSTABLEINDEXSTAT contains the columns I want, the number of times the index has been used and the date it was last used. Alas, the view SYSINDEXES does not contain that information.

I always recommend that, on the partition you use, you run the following statement at least once to see all of the information that is available to you:

 LIMIT 10 ;

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Using something better than DSPDBR


I am sure we have all used the Display Database Relations command, DSPDBR, to establish any file's or table's dependent objects. We can also use a SQL Table Function to give us more (better) columns of data than the DSPSBR command does.

But before I start giving examples of using this Table function I need something to work with. Let me start with a very simple DDL table:


I do not need to insert data into the table.

Next I will create an Index over my Table:

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Getting information about MTI using SQL

MTI information via SQL

Maintained Temporary Indexes, MTI, are SQL Indexes that have been created automatically by the Db2 optimizer, without any outside intervention. The reason an MTI is created is there is no suitable existing Index to meet the requirements of a SQL query. MTI is just like any other SQL Index in my IBM i systems. MTI are temporary, as is suggested by their name, and are deleted when the partition is IPL-ed. A MTI might not be recreated the first time the SQL query is executed, it may take several times before the Db2 optimizer decides it is advantageous to create it. Therefore, to optimize your systems it is a good idea to review the Index Advisor on a regular basis, to determine if there are Indexes that should be created to alleviate the need for a MTI.

This begs the question: How can I see what MTI currently exist on my partition?

Fortunately there is a way using the MTI_INFO Table function.

The Table function has two optional parameters:

  1. Table schema
  2. Table name

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A better way to find which file an Alias was built for

find alias llibrary file member

Earlier this year I described a way I could retrieve the schema/library and table/file that a SQL Alias had been built over. over the last few months I have discovered several other ways that will allow me to easily get to that information, and even the member too.

I tend to use SQL Alias for coping with SQL's inability to easily handle multi member files. I could use the Override Database command, OVRDBF, too but I prefer the ease of using the Alias as I can create, use, and then delete the alias all within the same program.

Before I start showing examples, I am going to need to create an Alias, ALIAS_3. Here I am going to create an Alias that will based on the source file DEVSRC, in my library MYLIB, and the source member TESTRPG:


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Copying multiple spool files into one PDF

The task came in: I needed to take many spool files from an output queue and convert them into just one PDF. I have written about converting individual spool files into PDF, but now there was the need for the to be only one PDF.

My solution would need to:

  1. Merge all of the spool files into one spool file
  2. Convert the one spool file into a PDF in the IFS

Both of these I have done separately on many occasions; this was the first time to do them together.

I cannot use the spool files I used for this task, but I have two spool files in my personal output queue:

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Which files are used by a Query?

query files used

This is a question I am asked enough for me to want to write this so I can direct the askers here. The question is:

How can I discover the files used by all the Query/400 objects in a library?

The Query/400 object is called a Query Definition, and is the following object type: *QRYDFN

To generate a list of the files they use is a two-step process.

The first process is to create an output file that contains the data. I use the Display Program Reference command, DSPPGMREF, to generate the output file. If I wanted to list all the files used by all of the Query definitions in the library MYLIB I would use the following:

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Access System Directory information via SQL

system directory entries

I was asked for a list of all the enabled user profiles that are enrolled in the system directory on a partition. I know I could use the Display Directory Entry command, DSPDIRE, to create an outfile of the information:


Surely I would only want to retrieve the information for enabled profiles, or perhaps have a way to validate if a single user profile is enrolled in the system directory.

After some poking around I found a number of files in the library QUSRSYS that would give me the information I wanted. As the data is in files I can use SQL to get data and format the results in a way I would want, in real time.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Merlin comes to 7.3

When the announcement for IBM i 7.5 was made we were introduced to Merlin. This was made available for IBM i 7.4 TR6 too.

I do not remember there being any mention of Merlin being made available for earlier releases. It appears that I missed something as earlier this month IBM announced that Merlin would be available for IBM i 7.3 too.

For more information you will find the announcement here.

Personally I think this is a great move by IBM to broaden the number of their customers who can use Merlin, as there still are a lot of companies still running IBM i 7.3 on their partitions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Find how to update the long comment column

sql comment on

Those of you who have used the SYSCOLUMNS and SYSTABLES views must have noticed that there is a column called LONG_COMMENT. On the partitions I work on this column is usually null. What is purpose of this column? And how is it updated?

A quick search in IBM's documentation introduced me to the COMMENT ON SQL statement. Before I give examples of how to use it, I am going to need a SQL DDL table to use:

07     FIRST_COLUMN  IS 'First               col',
08     SECOND_COLUMN IS 'Column              heading'
09  ) ;

11     FIRST_COLUMN  TEXT IS 'First column',
12     SECOND_COLUMN TEXT IS 'Column text'
13  ) ;

14  LABEL ON TABLE FIRST_TABLE IS 'This is the first table' ;

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

New Power10 Servers announced

September last year IBM announced the first of the Power servers that included the Power10 chips, the E1080.

Today more Power10 based servers have been announced. All of these are smaller than the "flagship" E1080, but still pack considerable power (pun intended).

Click on image to see larger version

I am sure all of my regular readers know that I am "software" guy, not "hardware". Rather than embarrass myself, by not explaining the new servers features properly, I am giving you the links I have found about these new servers.

A big disappointment is that the newly announced E1050 will not run the IBM i operating system.