SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for IBM PowerLinux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2for IBM PowerLinuxPatrick QuairoliAlliance Managerpquairoli@suse.com
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverfor IBM Power Linux
7Product Lines and ServicesServer Product Line• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server• SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverfor System z• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBMPOWER• SUSE Linux Enterprise Pointof Service• SUSE Linux Enterprise RealTime Extension• SUSE Linux Enterprise HighAvailability Extension• SUSE Linux Enterprise MonoExtension• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAPApplicationsDesktop Product Line• SUSE Linux Enterprise DesktopVirtualization Product Line• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,includes KVM and XEN hypervisors.Appliance Product Line• SUSE Studio TMSpecialized Support Offers• Long Term Service Pack Support(for SP1)• SUSE Linux Enterprise ServerSubscription with expanded support
8SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2• The most interoperable platform for mission criticalcomputing – physical, virtual or cloud• The result of a new, forward looking developmentmodel, Service Pack 2 delivers smart innovation,enterprise quality and investment protection• Modern 3.0 Linux kernel allows us to offer greaterperformance, reliability, security and hardware support,while maintaining application compatibility• Run your mission critical applications faster, morereliably, more securely, and more affordability, todayand tomorrow
9SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2• Interoperability‒ Improved Support for AllArchitectures‒ YaST2 Integration withActive Directory andSUSE management andsecurity stacks.‒ Samba 3.6 support‒ IPv6 improvements‒ DHCP, NFS, Squid andUEFI network boot.• Security‒ Application confinement withAppArmor‒ YaST Security Center‒ 3 level encryption‒ Trusted Platform Module(TPM) and TrustedExecution Technology (TXT)‒ Common criteria certificationin Evaluation AssuranceLevel 4 with augmentationaccording to the BSI OSPP(CC/OSPP EAL 4+)
10SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2• Reliability, Availability andScalability‒ More cores per system‒ Improved Kernel scheduling‒ Better power to performanceratios for Physical and Virtualenvironments‒ BTRFS with snapshot androllback, includes SUSEsSnapper interface‒ Improved NFSv4.x/pNFSperformance across datacenternetworks•• Power Toolchain‒ POWER7 CPU-TunedLibraries‒ POWER7 GCCCompiler updates andVSX support‒ POWER7 Binutils,PerfMon,Perfmon2[PCL]/PAPI
11• The optimized version of SUSE Linux EnterpriseServer designed to run on IBM Power Systems• Advantages– Fully supported by SUSE and IBM– Ideal for mission critical computing, large enterprise classworkloads and HPC use cases– Includes x86 subscription for Power VM Lx86 virtualization.• Features– Native support for POWER7– Hot plug memory– Active memory sharing– Support for large page sizes– NPIVSUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2
12• ~40 feature requests accepted and implemented• New and updated device drivers and hardwaresupport• Network performance improvements• Memory support up to 512GB• Dynamic reallocation for DLPAR• Scheduler optimizations• Debug and Performance tool updates.SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2
13SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverfor IBM PowerLinux• SUSE was the first distribution to support allof IBMs hardware platforms.• All supported hardware platforms are builtfrom a Common Code base.• Improved performance with the 3.0 Linux Kernel• 70% of all SAP applications running on Linux runs on SUSE LinuxEnterprise Server• Half of the worlds largest super computers run SUSE Linux Enterprise• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM PowerLinux include our HighAvailability Extension• 36 Published benchmarks for SUSE Linux Enterprise on IBM PowerThe mostinteroperable platformfor mission criticalcomputing – physical,virtual or cloud
15SLES 11 SP2 Benchmark• IBM Flex System p260• SPECcpu results using the IBM XLCompiler• SPECjbb, SPECompM results arebeating all other 16 core and 2socket systems (11/07/12)
16SLES 11 SP2 on PowerSAP BenchmarkThe SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark performed on December 9,2012, by IBM in Austin, TX, USA, was certified on February 5, 2013, with the following data:• Number of SAP SD benchmark users: 8,016• Average dialog response time: 0.98 seconds• Throughput:‒ Fully processed order line items per hour: 876,000‒ Dialog steps per hour: 2,628,000‒ SAPS: 43,800• Average database request time (dialog/update): 0.020 sec / 0.018 sec• CPU utilization of central server: 99%• Operating system, central server: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2• RDBMS: DB2 10• SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0• Configuration:‒ Central server: IBM PowerLinux 7R2, 2 processors / 16 cores / 64 threads, IBM POWER7+, 4.22 GHz, 32 KB(I) and 32 KB (D) L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 10 MB L3 cache per core,256 GB main memory
17SLES 11 SP2 on Power 7+On February 5, IBM announced 5 new Power systems, PowerLinux 7R2, 730, 740, 750, and 760. A totalof 25 results on SLES 11 SP2 were submitted for all 5 systems with SPECint_rate (IBM XL Compiler andGCC), SPECfp_rate, Linpack, and SPECjbb. All of these results put SLES back in leadership positionsbeating other architectures running other operating systems by an impressive amount.. All of these claimsare based on publishes as of 1/28/13SPECint_rate2006• 16 core 730 & 7R2 beats best Intel 16 core by 19%. 740 by 22%• 32 core 750 beats best Intel by 37%.• 48 core 760 beats best Intel 48 core by 110%. And beats best Intel 64 core by 34%.SPECfp_rate2006• 16 core 730 & 7R2 beats best Intel by 11%. 740 by 14%.• 32 core 750 beats best Intel by 30%• 48 core 760 beats best Intel 48 core by 78%. And beats best Intel 64 core by 18%.SPECjbb2005• 16 core 730 & 7R2 beats best by Intel 18%. 740 by 20%.• 32 core 750 beats best Intel by 36%• 48 core 760 beats best Intel 48 core by 95%. And beats best Intel 64 core by 27%.
18SLES 11 SP2 on IBM Power 730SPECjbb2005Source:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home/wiki/W51a7ffcf4dfd_4b40_9d82_446ebc23c550/page/Java%20performance%20improvements%20seen%20on%20POWER7_?lang=en
20Power Linux Market Solutions• Open Source Infrastructure Serviceshttp://www.suse.com/products/server/features/mission-critical.html• SAP on Linuxhttp://www.suse.com/partners/alliance-partners/sap/•• Watson, Hadoop and HPChttp://www.suse.com/products/server/hpc.html
21Open Source Infrastructure ServicesIntegrated Systems Management●Fast update stack●YaST and AutoYaST●CIM Instrumentation●SUSE Support Link, SupportAdvisor and SMTFile / Print Server●Samba●NFS●Windows Interoperability●POSIX ComplianceApplication & DatabaseServices●Apache●WebSphere CE●Tomcat●MySQL●JavaReliability, Availability, Serviceability●Diskless server: Swap over NFS●Control groups, CPUset●Asynchronous and multipath I/OCross Platform Virtualization●Integrated KVM and Xen hypervisors●Optimized for ESX, Hyper-V, KVM andXenComprehensive Security●LDAP Support●AppArmor application security●Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supportAdvanced Networking●Fibre Channel over Ethernet and DataCenter Bridging●IPv6●Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution
22Open Source Infrastructure Services• SUSE Linux Enterprise‒ Simplified Administrationwith YaST and SMT‒ Priced Per Socket‒ Includes SUSE LinuxEnterprise HighAvailability Extension‒ Allows Unlimited VMs‒ Less expensive thancompeting SpecialPricing offers.Basic Standard Priority1 Year$0$500$1,000$1,500$2,000$2,500$3,000$3,500$4,000$4,500$5,000SLES2 Socket PowerCompeting Distribution
23GHY International• GHY International is a leading provider of Canadian andU.S. customs brokerage services and international tradesolutions.Workload• GHY reduced its IT budget by 14 percent and reducedtime spent on server management by 90 percent, whichhelped significantly improve customer satisfaction andincrease revenue growth.Results• Through a multistage process, GHY engaged in an ITtransformation, integrating disparate platforms,automating processes, improving security andgovernance, and creating a private cloud.Solution• GHY wanted to increase its capacity and capability toprovide customers with rapid, reliable service whileshifting IT focus to delivering business value rather thanmanaging infrastructure.BusinessIssues
24SAP on LinuxMarket Solution Overview• Target: Solaris customers, especially SAP accounts• SUSE Linux Enterprise delivers all the RAS, scalability andsecurity of UNIX, but at a Linux price• Save money and prepare for future growth• Sales Opportunity:• Build mission critical applications on SUSE Linux–SUSE Linux Enterprise Server–SUSE Linux Enterprise Server High Availability Extension–SUSE Manager
25SAP on LinuxSUSE / SAP Alliance• 12+ years of collaboration‒ 3500+ joint customers‒ 70% SAP on Linux marketshare• Front runner technologies‒ 1stAmazon EC2 OS for SAP‒ 1stvalidated open source HA‒ 1stvalidated virtualization• Strategic OS for:‒ SAP HANA / SAP BWA‒ SAP Business ByDesign‒ SAP StreamWorkEnterprise
26Techem• Techem specializes in recording and allocating billingdata on energy, water and cooling consumption.Workload• Virtualization contributes to lower database license fees.Simplified operating system environment helps reduceadministration costs.Results• Implemented new SAP software on SUSE LinuxEnterprise Server, using PowerVM to share workloadefficiently and reduce software license fees.Solution• Existing servers supporting SAP software had reachedcapacity and needed replacing, and plans for new SAPapplications were restricted.BusinessIssues
27High Performance ComputingTop 500 Super Computers2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010050100150200250300350400450500Linux (unspecified)SUSE (incl. CNL)Red Hat (incl. CentOS)SUSE® Linux Enterprise is the “strongest force” **Numbers indicate minimum quantity of systems – as most systems are“unspecified” Linux, the actual figure might be much higher
28IBM Watson• 10 racks of IBM POWER 750 servers• 90 Servers• 2880 3.55GHz POWER Cores• 16TB Memory• IBMs DeepQA Software• HADOOP• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for IBMPOWER• Leverages IBM DeepQAsoftware to “understand”natural language.• References vastsamounts of unstructureddata on Hadoop‒ Frameworks for reliable,scalable, distributedcomputing and datastorage• Balance of Memory,Processor cache andexecution power.
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31SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP2Kernel Capabilitiesx86 x86_64 ia64 s390x ppc64CPU bits 32 64 64 64 6432 4096 4096 64 1024max. swap space up to 29 * 64 GB up to 30 * 64 GBmax. #processes 1048576Supported on certified hardware onlySLE 11 SP 2(3.0.10)max. # logical CPUsmax. RAM(theoretical/practical)64/16 GiB64 TiB/16TiB1 PiB/8+ TiB4 TiB/256 GiB1 PiB/512 GiBmax. user-/kernelspace3/1 GiB 128 TiB/128 TiB2 EiB/φ φ/φ 2 TiB/2 EiBmax. #threads perprocesstested with more than 120000; maximum limit depends on memoryand other parametersmax. size per blockdeviceup to 16 TiB and up to 8 EiB on all 64-bitarchitectures
32SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP2FilesystemsFeature Ext 3 reiserfs XFS OCFS 2 btrfsData/Metadata Journaling •/• N/A Journal internal/external •/• •/• •/• N/AOffline extend/shrink •/• •/• •/•Online extend/shrink •/•Inode-Allocation-Map table u. B*-tree B+-tree table B-treeSparse Files • • • • •Tail Packing ○ • ○ ○ •Defrag ○ ○ • ○ •ExtAttr / ACLs •/• •/• •/• •/• •/•Quotas • • • • •Dump/Restore • ○ • ○ ○Blocksize default 4KiBmax. Filesystemsize  16 TiB 16 TiB 8 EiB 4 PiB 16 EiBmax. Filesize  2 TiB 1 EiB 8 EiB 4 PiB 16 EiBSupport Status SLES SLES SLES SLE HA SLES 1024 Bytes = 1 KiB; 1024 KiB = 1 MiB; 1024 MiB = 1 GiB; 1024 GiB = 1 TiB; 1024 TiB = 1 PiB; 1024 PiB = 1 EiB (see also http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html )○/• ○/• ○/••/○○/○ •/○•/○ •/○ •/○ •/○SUSE® Linux Enterprise was the first enterprise Linux distribution to support journaling filesystems and logical volume managers back in 2000. Today, we have customers running XFS and ReiserFS with more than 8TiBin one filesystem, and the SUSE Linux Enterprise engineering team is using our 3 major Linux journaling filesystems for all their servers. We are excited to add the OCFS2 cluster filesystem to the range of supportedfilesystems in SUSE Linux Enterprise. For large-scale filesystems, for example for file serving (e.g., with with Samba, NFS, etc.), we recommend using XFS. (In this table "+" means "available/supported"; "-" is"unsupported") The maximum f ile size abov e can be larger than the f ilesy stems actual size due to usage of sparse blocks. It should also be noted that unless a f ilesy stem comes with large f ile support (LFS), the maximum f ilesize on a 32-bit sy stem is 2 GB (231 by tes). Currently all of our standard filesy stems (including ext3 and ReiserFS) hav e LFS, which giv es a maximum f ile size of 263 by tes in theory. The numbers giv en in theabov e tables assume that the f ilesy stems are using 4 KiB block size. When using dif f erent block sizes, the results are dif f erent, but 4 KiB ref lects the most common standard. Btrfs is a copy-on-write logging-style file system, so rather than needing to journal changes before writing them in-place, it writes them in a new location, and then links it in. Until the lastwrite, the new changes are not “committed.” Btrfs quotas will operate differently than traditional quotas. The quotas will be per-subvolume rather than operating on the entire filesystem at the user/group level. They can be madefunctionally equivalent by creating a subvolume per- user or group.
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