Asymmetric Capacity Expansion for Nuclear Plant Management

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An energy provider manages the work and materials flow for its nuclear power plants on IBM Z-series servers for various plant management applications. Over the past few years, database querying and reporting, along with operational activity, grew across these multiple, distributed servers.


The growing querying and reporting activity meant additional CPU and Disk capacity were needed to scale the IBM Z-series servers to meet the additional workload of query requests. This leveraged more expensive Z-series servers in an inefficient architecture, and increased the costs of the provider’s hardware (direct access storage device or DASD).

The energy provider needed to:


Figure 1 — Shadowbase Replication for Asymmetric Capacity Expansion

In Figure 1, the PIMS files are stored on an IBM z Series database. Shadowbase heterogeneous data replication sends the files to an ODS on an Oracle Solaris server. The ODS is optimized for querying and reporting. Additionally, different plant systems submit information for consolidation and reporting purposes to the ODS that resides on the Solaris server. The data is subsequently replicated via Shadowbase homogeneous data replication from the first ODS into a second Oracle Solaris server for an imaging application.


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