Live Virtual Classes
IBM offers education on a variety of z/VM, Linux on System z
and z/VSE topics in the form of "Live Virtual Classes" (LVC).
The day of the LVC broadcast,
you can see the charts and listen to the speaker "live".
In addition, you are able (and are encouraged) to ask questions of the
speaker during a Q&A session following the prepared presentation.
Please register for the section you wish to attend.
Each LVC lasts approximately one hour, including Q&A.
The day following each LVC, we plan to post the
the charts here in PDF format. Shortly thereafter we plan to
provide a replay where you can read the charts, hear the
recording and the Q&As.
You are welcome to read the charts or listen to the playbacks
when you can't participate 'live' or even if you wish to hear it
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Upcoming Live Virtual Classes (LVC)
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Java on IBM z13 - A Performance Update
With the advent of IBM z13, many new and exciting technologies were
introduced into the z/Architecture, the most prominent examples being
Simultaneous MultiThreading (SMT) and Single Instruction Multiple Data
(SIMD). There are, however, additional Java-related improvements that
might be lesser known to the wider public such as improvements to
cryptography. This session will explain and quantify the benefits of the
new z13 technologies for Java and highlight the conditions when your own
applications can best exploit the new features.
Presentation Charts: TBD
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Hybrid Cloud with z Systems and SoftLayer with Live Demo
After a brief introduction of Hybrid Cloud, its concepts, and the demo
architecture and infrastructure, a Hybrid Cloud landscape is demonstrated
on a life environment, based on a simple 2-tier workload running on top
of the Cloud infrastructure. A typical environment is used with
on-premise z Systems compute resources located in Boeblingen and
off-premise compute resources hosted on SoftLayer in Frankfurt.
Hypervisors z/VM with xCAT and KVM (mainly on x86) are used. Based on
this simple hybrid scenario the solution is explained in more detail, the
network and heat templates are discussed, as well as the z Systems Hybrid
Cloud Connect Test Drive (aka GWaaS).