Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Presentation: Exploitation of IBM Specialty Engines

Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Presentation: Exploitation of IBM Specialty Engines

Posted on December 07, 2009 0 Comments

I’m excited to have the opportunity to speak at the Computer Measurement Group (CMG) conference in Dallas (Dec. 6 - 11). I’ll be focusing on a topic we address here on Data Connections: the current marketplace confusion regarding the exploitation of IBM specialty engines by independent software vendors.

I have two sessions. In both my exhibitor presentation and vendor training session I’ll examine the differences between proven methods for zIIP utilization and those that fail to meet IBM’s customer agreement for authorized use. Attendees are certain to walk away with clarity and actionable advice to use immediately with their measurement, quantitative analysis and forecasting activities.

My sessions will examine the use of mainframe middleware products, including the DataDirect Shadow platform, that allow processing associated with SOA integration, events and data queries to be diverted from the mainframe General Purpose Processor (GPP) to the low-cost specialty processors. My focus will be on how cutting-edge mainframe middleware products move computationally intensive workloads to the zIIP and zAAP specialty engine, allowing organizations to effectively manage MIPS capacity usage, defer upgrades and dramatically lower mainframe TCO.

I hope to see you at the CMG! If you can’t make it and want more information on how the DataDirect Shadow platform unlocks the zIIP engine to run additional workloads beyond DB2, we’d love to hear from you.

Gregg Willhoit

View all posts from Gregg Willhoit on the Progress blog. Connect with us about all things application development and deployment, data integration and digital business.


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