May Meeting: Mark Ruberry presents POWER8 and IBM i 7.2 Announcements

Power8Our May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy a FREE BBQ LUNCH at the end of the presentation provided by Matt Kingdon of CIBER!

ATTENTION: Please note this month’s meeting is being held on a Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday.

Topic: POWER8 and IBM i 7.2 Announcements

Speaker: Mark Ruberry

  • IBM POWER8 Announcement: In a move to disrupt the server industry, IBM debuted its newest Power Systems servers built on an open computing platform. These new systems are the culmination of $2.4 billion of investment, three-plus years of development and exploit hundreds of IBM patents. Powered by the POWER8 microprocessor, the systems are created to harness massive amounts of data and can analyze Big Data workloads up to 50 times faster than commodity servers. In tandem with this announcement, the OpenPOWER Foundation officially unveiled its technology roadmap. This roadmap marks a significant shift in the business computing industry and highlights the potential of a collaborative ecosystem to spawn innovation.
  • IBM i 7.2 Announcement: With the announcement of IBM i 7.2, IBM is extending the integration message of IBM i. This new release of IBM i provides significant new function in DB2 for i, systems management, and security as well as enhancing many other integrated components and licensed programs. IBM i 7.2 includes support for the latest Power Systems server family.

Please join us for this informative presentation.

Mark RuberryMark Ruberry is an IBM Client Technical Specialist supporting Power Systems. He has worked in the Information Technology industry with IBM for 35 years. Mark began his career with IBM as a Systems Engineer providing technical support for the IBM family of mid-range systems including the 5110, 5120, System/23, System/34, System/36, System/38, and AS/400. Mark worked for IBM Global Services during the 1990s providing consulting services to customers with AS/400 and iSeries systems. His service engagements included many CISC to RISC system migrations. Mark transitioned from Global Services to his current role during the summer of 2000. He has worked on almost all aspects of Power Systems and the IBM i operating system.

Author: Joe Wood