IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 delivers robust high-performance computing software on IBM Power Accelerated Computing Platform solutionIBM Europe Software Announcement ZP19-0025
February 12, 2019
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IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 provides an end-to-end solution that is exclusive to IBM Power Accelerated Computing Platform (IBM Power ACP) on IBM POWER9 processor-based servers.
Capabilities of the Power HPC Stack include:
- Robust infrastructure provisioning and management
- GPU-enabled workload management for demanding, distributed, and mission-critical science and engineering computing environments
- Monitoring for optimal operational management
- Workflow, license management, and intelligent policy-driven scheduling, all designed to work together to address HPC needs
- Application-centric workload submission and management to help improve productivity
- Selected POWER9-optimized development and runtime environments that use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) for its parallel version
Version 1.2 uses Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) for infrastructure provisioning and management.
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February 15, 2019: Electronic download
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|Program number||VRM||Program name|
|5765-PHS||1.2.0||IBM Power HPC Stack|
|Program number||Maintenance 1-year||Maintenance 3-year|
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Specified operating environment
IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2 is supported running on the Power ACP solution running the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 operating system.
For more information, see Hardware Announcement ZG18-0109, dated August 14, 2018.
Power HPC Stack V1.2 requires:
- NVIDIA CUDA toolkit 9.2
- Mellanox OFED 4.3
- Power HPC Stack V1.1 is only supported on the IBM POWER8 processor-based high performance computing servers.
- Power HPC Stack V1.2 is only supported on the Power Accelerated Computing Platform solution with POWER9 processor-based servers.
- Power HPC Stack V1.1 and Power HPC Stack V1.2 are not compatible.
- Power HPC Stack includes IBM Spectrum LSF and therefore cannot be combined with additional IBM Spectrum LSF licenses in the same cluster.
- Mixed clusters of POWER8 and POWER9 processor-based servers are not supported.
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|Program identifier||License Information document title||Metric||License Information document number|
|5765-PHS||IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2||Server||L-YYAG-B62NHQ|
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To receive shipment of machine-readable materials the order needs to include SPO 5692-A6P and program feature:
|SPO Program number||Program name||Supply Feature number|
|5692-A6P||IBM Power HPC Stack V1.2||2355|
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The terms and conditions for IBM Power HPC Stack, as previously announced in Software Announcement ZP17-0051, dated February 14, 2017, are unchanged.
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