Support for zIIP Processors

IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) support is now provided. zIIP processors can help you expand the use of your mainframe for new workloads. They do so while lowering cost of ownership by moving workloads from a general processor to specialty engines like zIIP. ca provides many solutions that apply the features and functionality of zIIP processors to help you further reduce costs and optimize your z Systems environment.
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IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) support is now provided. zIIP processors can help you expand the use of your mainframe for new workloads. They do so while lowering cost of ownership by moving workloads from a general processor to specialty engines like zIIP.
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provides many solutions that apply the features and functionality of zIIP processors to help you further reduce costs and optimize your z Systems environment.
The following products in the
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
currently use zIIP features and functionality:
Percentages of zIIP offloading are provided in parentheses with the product information. These percentages are provided "as-is" based on benchmarks ran in our labs and as guidance only. Benchmarks can vary depending on the z/OS environment and application workload.
  • CA Database Analyzer™ for DB2 for z/OS
    (up to 25 percent)
  • CA Detector® for DB2 for z/OS
    (up to 25 percent)
  • CA Fast Unload® for DB2 for z/OS
    (up to 50 percent)
  • CA Quick Copy for DB2 for z/OS
    (up to 50 percent)
  • CA Rapid Reorg® for DB2 for z/OS
    (up to 90 percent)
  • CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Option for DB2
    for z/OS (up to 90 percent)
Note the following additional product information:
  • CA RC/Migrator™ for DB2 for z/OS
    The RC/Merger component uses flash copy (feature of the DASD software) to provide up to 98 percent CPU and elapsed time savings (though not through zIIP processors).
  • CA Subsystem Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS
    CA Subsystem Analyzer does not provide a user option for moving workloads from general processors to zIIP processors. However, its data collection engine runs under the application threads and will run on whatever processors the application threads are running on, including zIIP processors.
    For more information about the provided zIIP support, see the documentation for CA Database Analyzer, CA Detector, CA Fast Unload, CA Quick Copy, CA Rapid Reorg, and CA SYSVIEW for DB2.