SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (through SP4) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (through SP2)
Active Memory Data Deduplication No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
Active memory sharing No Yes
Dynamic logical partitioning (DLPAR) I/O adapter add/remove
Note: DLPAR is not supported for graphics adapters.
Yes Yes
DLPAR memory add Yes Yes
DLPAR memory remove No Yes
DLPAR processor add/remove Yes Yes
Dynamic simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) enable/disable Yes Yes
GNU Debugger (GDB) decimal floating point support for POWER6 Yes, with SLES 10 SP3 and later Yes
GNU Debugger (GDB) VSX vector-scalar instructions support for POWER7 Yes, with SLES 10 SP3 and later Yes
Live Partition Mobility Yes Yes
Logging oops/panic reports to NVRAM No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
Logical Memory Block (LMB) deallocation (LMB Gard) Yes, with SLES 10 SP3 and later Yes
Memory model (-mcmodel) options small, medium, and large No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
Memory resilience Yes Yes
Micropartitions, 10 virtual machines (VMs) per core Yes Yes
Micropartitions, 20 VMs per core No Yes, with SLES 11 SP3
N-Port ID virtualization Yes, with SLES 10 SP3 and later Yes
Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA)-aware multipath I/O Yes Yes
NUMA I/O affinity Yes Yes
OProfile support for POWER7 servers No Yes
OProfile support for profiling Java No Yes
PAPI runtime and development packages No Yes, with SLES 11 SP1 and later
Partition hibernation (Suspend/Resume) No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
Partition hibernation (Suspend/Resume) remote restart No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
POWER6 CPU-tuned runtime libraries (additional support provided with IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux) Yes Yes
POWER6 and POWER7 hardware concurrent maintenance and redundancy No Yes
POWER7 CPU-tuned runtime libraries (additional support provided with IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux) No Yes, with SLES 11 SP1 and later
POWER7 exploitation No Yes
Recommended IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux
Shared storage pools Yes, with SLES 10 SP4 Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
TCP/IP acceleration for Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA) Yes Yes
Thin provisioning Yes, with SLES 10 SP4 Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
Valgrind support (full) for POWER6 No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
Valgrind support (except decimal floating point) for POWER7 No Yes, with SLES 11 SP2
VMX/Altivec vector exploitation on POWER BladeCenter servers and POWER6 servers Yes Yes
VSX vector exploitation on POWER7 servers No Yes, with SLES 11 SP1 and later
Virtual tape Yes, with SLES 10 SP3 and later Yes