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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for POWER 12 is a high-performance operating system on IBM POWER8.

The POWER platform is known for its ability to achieve high performance, high capacity and near-linear scaling. IBM POWER8, combined with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system, is a natural choice for high-performance computing workloads.

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for POWER you get the benefits of an industry-standard Linux operating system combined with the proven performance and reliability of the IBM POWER platform. Built on the same common code base that powers both the x86-64 and z Systems platforms, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for POWER supports your mission-critical infrastructure, middleware and cloud computing challenges.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 fully supports the full range of IBM Power Systems servers. It is a proven platform for open source infrastructure services like DNS, DHCP, Samba and LDAP as well as mission critical workloads such as business analytics, big data and SAP applications.

Some of the features and benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on POWER are:

  • Maximize POWER8 processor performance—Instantly access data by with support for eight threads per core across the full range of Power Systems servers and OpenPOWER Abstraction Layer (OPAL) systems
  • Faster memory initialization—Reduce large-memory server reboot times following planned and unplanned downtime with up to 57% improvement in boot time depending on the configuration.
  • OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED)—Improve application and platform performance by reducing latency through wire-speed messaging to fast I/O storage systems.
  • Maximize SAP HANA analytics queries—Increase visibility to current business data with near real-time analytics results for SAP HANA environments by maximizing the number of queries per core. Learn more about support for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems.

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