[gpfsug-discuss] PVU question
jonathan.buzzard at strath.ac.uk
Thu Jul 1 11:07:46 BST 2021
On 29/06/2021 15:41, IBM Spectrum Scale wrote:
> My suggestion for this question is that it should be directed to your
> IBM sales team and not the Spectrum Scale support team. My reading of
> the information you provided is that your processor counts as 2 cores.
> As for the PVU value my guess is that at a minimum it is 50 but again
> that should be a question for your IBM sales team.
But that would require either being able to call a sales representative
who understands what you are talking about or for a sales
representative to call you back.
Both options seem to be next to impossible hence my question.
> One other option is to switch from processor based licensing for Scale
> to storage (TB) based licensing. I think one of the reasons for storage
> based licensing was to avoid issues like the one you are raising.
Techincally it's for a Spectrum Protect license for the node that backs
up the Spectrum Scale system. The DSS-G is on disk based licensing so
that's not a problem.
However the PVU per machine is the same between the two and given the
difficulties actually getting someone in sales to talk on the subject I
thought I might ask here.
Jonathan A. Buzzard Tel: +44141-5483420
HPC System Administrator, ARCHIE-WeSt.
University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Building, Glasgow. G4 0NG
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