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IBM XL compilers featuring high performance computing capabilities are available in IBM Power HPC Stack V1.1
IBM® Power® High Performance Computing (HPC) Stack is a single orderable product that includes a ready-to-go factory-installed software bundle with the following capabilities:
GPU-enabled workload management for demanding, distributed, and mission-critical science and engineering computing environments
Monitoring, alerting, and log analytics 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 improve end-user productivity
IBM POWER8® optimized development and runtime environments using the Message Passing Interface (MPI) for its parallel version
IBM Power HPC Stack V1.1 is available on March 10, 2017. Order now!
Benefits of the stack
With IBM Power HPC Stack, you can enjoy the simplified purchasing experience and streamlined installation procedure on IBM Power System S822LC (Minsky) hardware with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (ppc64le) software. For example, you can easily perform the following tasks by using IBM Power HPC Stack:
Remotely deploy an IBM Power HPC Stack cluster
Verify the cluster with the help of an automated end-to-end system validation tool
Integrate the Power HPC Stack into your corporate network environment
IBM Power HPC Stack V1.1 includes the following offerings:
IBM XL C/C++ compiler, V13.1.5
IBM XL Fortran compiler, V15.1.5
IBM Parallel ESSL for Linux on Power, V5.3
IBM Parallel Performance Toolkit for Power, V22.214.171.124
IBM Spectrum™ LSF® Suite (LSF, MPI*, Cluster Foundation, and Application Center Process Manager), V10.1.1
IBM Spectrum Scale™ Client, V4.2.2 PTF2
IBM Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL) for Linux, V5.5
Note: * The version of Spectrum MPI is 10.1.0.1.
XL compilers delivered by the stack
With XL C/C++, V13.1.5 and XL Fortran, V15.1.5, you can accelerate applications by offloading computation and data to the NVIDIA GPUs by using a number of OpenMP 4.5 features. XL Fortran, V15.1.5 also provides partial support for CUDA Fortran.
You can find more information about available features and reference materials at:
As a customer of IBM Power HPC Stack, you can seek support via Support Portal. The support requirements are distributed to the experts in charge of each component. For example, the XL compiler team will respond to the support requirements on XL C/C++, V13.1.5 and XL Fortran, V15.1.5.
You can also get offering updates via Fix Central. Under the product group of IBM Power HPC Stack, choose the product of your interest. Note that all versions of the selected product are displayed instead of only the version supported by IBM Power HPC Stack V1.1.