Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly




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  • Returning to AIX
    07/10/2018
  • AIX Implementation Best Practices Updated for POWER9
    06/26/2018
  • What are your resource needs? You'll know when you know
    06/20/2018
  • New Doesn't Always Mean Improved
    06/12/2018
  • POWER9 Performance Best Practices
    06/05/2018
  • IBM Unveils Six POWER9 Servers

    IBM is announcing six new POWER9 scale-out servers today, with general availability set for March 20. IBM is touting these systems as future forward, cloud-ready infrastructure for mission critical workloads. The systems will max out with 4 TB of memory and will have PCIe Gen4 adapters, which doubles the bandwidth of Gen3 cards.

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    Posted: February 13, 2018 |

    Hardware Maintenance EOS Extension on the Way

    Back in November IBM announced a hardware maintenance end of service (EOS) extension for customers with unsupported legacy systems. This offering is expected to be available in the spring.

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    Posted: February 06, 2018 |

    Follow Me (at a Faster Speed)

    What are the benefits of listening to information at faster-than-normal speed? Read on to find out.

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    Posted: January 30, 2018 |

    A PowerAI Primer

    Articulating why customers should care about PowerAI can be challenging. In many cases this workload is handled by departments or organizations that are different from the ones we typically work with--read on to find out more.

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    Posted: January 23, 2018 |

    Legacy Environments: What Can Be Done?

    Following up on a previous post about customers that continue to rely upon legacy systems, I'm curious: What would you do if you had to manage an environment with old POWER machines running AIX 5.3?

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    Posted: January 16, 2018 |

    Security Vulnerability Impacts POWER Processors

    You've most likely heard the news that emerged last week regarding a security vulnerability impacting all microprocessors. 

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    Posted: January 09, 2018 |

    Another AIX vs. Linux Discussion

    Six years ago I wrote an article about how much I love AIX. It's a topic I've revisited a number of times.So let's have another AIX vs. Linux discussion. Certainly, plenty of folks are still talking about this, in their companies and on Twitter.

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    Posted: January 03, 2018 |

    Stuff Old People (Still) Say

    Readers of this blog know I'm old school. For instance, I still have a turntable and vinyl records, though I don't listen to them as often as I once did. I like to buy reliable old cars, maintain them, and drive them into the ground. In addition, I still have a landline with a wired (not wireless) headset, and when people talk about Slack, it makes me reminisce about IRC.

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    Posted: December 19, 2017 |

    Living with Legacy

    What are you doing now to prepare for the day when critical legacy infrastructure goes down?

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    Posted: December 12, 2017 |

    The POWER9 Journey Begins

    One of the great benefits of being an IBM Champion is the ability to attend IBM briefings about unannounced products. For instance, recently, IBM gave us some details about the new Linux-only POWER9 server. The AC922 (Machine Type 8335-GTG) for high-performance computing (HPC) is being officially announced today, and will be generally available Dec. 22.

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    Posted: December 05, 2017 |

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