Today was basically a DB2 pureScale day for me and many midrange folks. Matt Huras and Aamer Sachedina gave excellent presentations giving an overview of pureScale and a deep dive into cluster services and monitoring and a walk-through hardware and software failure and recovery scenarios. pureScale is now available on Linux on System X servers and it is also certified by SAP. The third, again excellent, presentation on pureScale was on customer experiences by Jessica Rockwood. One of the highlights of her presentation was the ease with which the customers installed and setup pureScale.
There is a nice customer reference on YouTube of Intel (Xeon 7500 processors used in IBM System X servers) and IBM purescale working together to provide scalability for a DB2 customer – Anixter.