Hardware and software environment
Table 1 shows the hardware environment.
|pSeries 650 (LPAR) Model 7038-6M2||2 - POWER4+(TM) 1.2GHz||8GB (8196MB)||36GB U320 IBM Ultrastar (other disks present, but unused)||1GB||Ethernet controller: AMD PCnet32|
|pSeries 630 Model 7026-B80||2 - POWER3(TM)+ 375 MHz||8GB (7906MB)||16GB||1GB||Ethernet controller: AMD PCnet32|
The software environment was the same for both the pSeries 630 Model 7026-B80 and the pSeries 650 (LPAR) Model 7038-6M2. Table 2 shows the software environment.
|Linux||SuSE SLES 8 with Service Pack 1|
System stability and reliability are generally measured as continuous hours of operation and reliable uptime of a system.
The runs started with a set of 30-day baseline runs and progressed to 60- and 90-day Linux test runs on xSeries and pSeries servers. Initial emphasis was placed on kernel, networking, and I/O testing.