what is lpar on aix 6.1

I got a new machine POWER 6 on system p running AIX 6.1
ip : 172.29.138.117
userid/pwd

there are 2 WPAR
a) MyTestWpar2  ( it has a ip 172.29.140.3 and userid and pwd )
b) MyTestWpar1 ( it has a ip 172.29.138.98 and userid and pwd )

question
1) what is wpar used for
2) how is wpar different than the base aix

3) where shall i install my software  ? on wpar or on root

4) Is wpar something new in AIX6.1
thanks
royalcyberAsked:
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HiTechFailConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's a new feature. Workload Partitions (WPARs) are a new virtualization feature of AIX® 6.1.

Read here: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-workload/
And here: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p/os/aix/v61/preview.html
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amirs80Commented:
the IBM Workload Partitions Managerâ„¢ for AIX (WPAR Manager) is now available to facilitate management of WPARs on multiple systems. With the WPAR Manager, you can create, clone, start, stop and monitor WPARs on multiple systems from a single interface

further more

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p/os/aix/sysmgmt/index.html
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HiTechFailCommented:
That does not explain what a WPAR itself is, which was the original question.
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