IBM publicly disclosed information about zIIP technology on January 24, 2006. The zIIP hardware (i.e. microcode, as the processors hardware does not differ from general CPU) became generally available in May, 2006. The z/OS and DB2 PTFs to take advantage of the zIIP hardware became generally available in late June, 2006.
zIIPs add lower cost capacity for four types of DB2 work:
Although DB2 UDB for z/OS was the first product released that exploited zIIPs, it is not limited to just DB2 or IBM products. For example, zIIPs can also be used for IPSec processing in TCP/IP, and some third-party independent software vendors (ISVs) have announced support for execution of their products on zIIPs.
They include CA (formerly Computer Associates) and BMC Software. For example, the CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP product can run both its main task and packet analyzer subtask on a zIIP.
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