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RE: Power8 PCI slots



fixed

Tried to sign up multiple times, but couldn't.
If there is a replay, I would like to watch.
Could someone send the info.

My current DASD should all migrate, I think.
These items were almost 1/2 of the entire P7 (155,000/300,000)
18 - 1794 177GB SFF-2 SSD w/ eMLC (IBM i) in a 5887 EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer
24 - 1962 571GB 10k RPM SAS SFF-2 Disk Drive (IBM i) in a 5887 EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer
4- 5913 PCIe2 1.8GB Cache RAID SAS Adapter Tri-port 6Gb

If I'm already on SSD for production, is there any reason to rethink the SSD strategy.
New SSD are 775 gb, 1/4 the footprint of my current 177 gb.
Does the number of arms still apply for SSD.
Currently 18, if I went to 775 gb SSD, I'd be only at 4 or 5 arms, would that be bad?

Also, does anyone have any expose to the new third generation eMLC SSD?
Not sure if is supported for i.

Paul






-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:43 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Power8 PCI slots

Didn't you sit through either the COMMON webcast yesterday or today?
They're already working on Power 9 and Power 10. Granted, these will be a few years out.

Yeah, I'm not happy about some of the retirements either. Granted, some of our stuff was pretty ancient. But 5886's? I know, it's already been explained to me.

The used market is going to look mighty attractive to those who do not need the latest. With the glut of equipment from those of us who do.


Rob Berendt





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