ECR Lab Equipment Specifications
The Enterprise Computing Research (ECR) Lab has recently installed an IBM zEnterprise system which significantly boosts computing power for research projects being run at Marist. The zEnterprise system consists of an IBM z114 mainframe and an IBM BladeCenter extension (zBX). The IBM z114 is the latest generation of the IBM mainframe and provides a new hybrid computing architecture to more efficiently support workloads which span platforms. With the addition of the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), the new z114 is being called a “system of systems” by IBM.
This new hybrid architecture will allow research projects to leverage multiple CPU architectures while managing overall performance as a single workload. To enable the most efficient use of all platforms, IBM has introduced the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) as firmware. The zManager provides a single interface and API for controlling virtual resources across all of the supported platforms. The zManager is able to manage multiple virtual machines across multiple architectures as a single workload. View detailed specifications for the ECR z114 here.
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