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HPE Application Tuner Express

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Overview

 

HPE Application Tuner Express (HPE-ATX) is a utility for HPE Linux customers to enable their applications to achieve maximum performance while running on larger x86 servers. With HPE-ATX application execution is aligned with the data in memory resulting in increased performance even on servers with four sockets. HPE-ATX is available for any HPE x86 servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating systems.


Upgrade Requirement:

 

Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.

 

Prerequisite Notes

    

 Requirements:

 

Minimum supported OS Versions:     

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 6

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

 

     Dependencies:

 

To get the list of all dependency files for hpe-atx, type:

 

rpm -qp - -requires hpe-atx-< version >.rpm

 
Enhancements:

 

·         Initial release supporting the HPE Integrity Superdome X Server.

·         Added support for HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9, DL560 Gen9, and DL580 Gen9 Servers.

 

Notes:

 

Since HPE-ATX runs alongside your application(s) no changes in your application are required to realize the performance benefits from HPE-ATX.  For example a standard Oracle Data base realized a nearly 30% increase in performance running this utility. You can see the results of this testing on the HPE benchmark site http://www.hpe.com/servers/benchmarks and select Superdome X

These performance gains are possible as many x86 applications in use today were designed for older 2 and 4-socket systems. No consideration for scaling these applications onto larger socket systems was designed in leading to significant application performance issues on large systems.

HPE-ATX helps applications run much more efficiently and perform better in larger system configurations.

Documentation on how to run HPE-ATX can be found in the Using HPE-ATX document.

Please fill out a brief survey describing your workload(s) to be used with HPE-ATX https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEATX



Reboot Requirement:

 

Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.

 

Install Instructions:


The HPE-ATX utility is available for download from Software Depot. From the HPE Support Center click the ‘Obtain software’ link, which will redirect to the Software Depot web page. Then click the “HPE Application Tuner Express” entry and follow the instructions for downloading HPE-ATX.

After downloading HPE-ATX from Software Depot, login as the system administrator (root), download the HPE-ATX RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

To install the package type:

rpm -ivh hpe-atx-<version>.rpm

Alternatively you can use the yum/zypper installation tools on RHEL/SLES which also install any required dependencies:

yum install hpe-atx-<version>.rpm          # RHEL

zypper install hpe-atx-<version>.rpm      # SLES

 

 Additional documentation on how to install HPE-ATX can be found in the Installing HPE-ATX document.


 
Additional product information
Product #: HPE-ATX
Version: 1.0.0
Software specification: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
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