Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) for AIX

Distribute the POWER



Why DCE?

Many corporations are faced with collections of computing today that do not match their business goals. They need a comprehensive and open infrastructure upon which to re-engineer business applications.

DCE is the foundation for distributed client/server computing in the open enterprise for the 1990s. With DCE, you can develop distributed applications in a network-independent manner without having to develop code functions like security, naming, and time services.

DCE applications allow secure access to enterprise resources and data. So, if your business needs programs like distributed decision support, process control, office productivity tools, program distribution and on-line transaction processing (OLTP) systems, DCE for AIX is your solution.

Best of all, DCE allows you to exploit the unique power and flexibility of RS/6000 workstations and servers to run a broad range of distributed applications. DCE builds on the commercial strength of IBM's powerful UNIX®. operating system, AIX Version 4, primed with features like real-time support, system management tools, and superb file and volume capabilities.

In response to customer demand, IBM is investing in DCE technologies across all of its platforms. Starting with code licensed from the Open Software Foundation, IBM has developed DCE offerings allowing customers maximum flexibility in distributed application design.

These products provide an integrated set of services that are being exploited to deliver secure and robust applications, tools, and services. The goal is to extend the power and availability of traditional IBM mainframe environments throughout the enterprise. IBM plans to continue a roll-out of DCE-based solutions and services to meet the large scale client/server requirements of today's businesses.

The DCE Product Family for AIX includes:

Features and Benefits

Client/server architecture

Remote procedure call (RPC)

Time service

Cell directory service

Global directory agent

Security service


Enhanced Distributed File System

Administrative tools

AIX DCE network topology

AIX DCE at a glance

Hardware requirements

Memory requirements*

Fixed-disk requirements** (approximate)

Operating system

Packaging and installation

*These requirements do not take other application demands into consideration.
**Consult your IBM marketing representative for more current information, including paging space requirements.
***AIX DCE Base Services must also be installed.

DCE at work

Here are some ways you can put DCE to work for you:

For more information on the RISC System/6000 products, call your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner; or
Access http://www.austin.ibm.com on the Internet to get to the RS/6000 Products and Services page on IBM's World Wide Web server, and then select the Software option.
Call 1 800 IBM-CALL (1 800 426-2255) to reach IBM DIRECT. In Canada, call 1 800 363-RISC (1 800 363-7472).
Call 1 800 IBM-4FAX (1 800 426-4329) to have information faxed to your location.

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