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I recently announced the opening for nominations for the Implementing an IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) Solution on POWER8 residency program. I encourage you to submit your nomination utilizing the link included at the bottom of this announcement.
For additional information about the IBM Power Systems in particular the POWER8 announcement, and to learn more about it, refer to the following website:
To read more about the residency objectives, and to also submit your nomination, please refer to the following website:
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I encourage anyone interested to participate in the IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architecture and Best Practices to submit your nomination for consideration.
There are already multiple Redbooks publications, and a few RedPapers on different technical challenges which IBM Platform Computing is addressing via their solutions. If you have any suggestions for topics for this residency, do not hesitate on adding comments to this blog.
During the residency, the team will provide reference architectures and best practices for deploying the Platform Computing solutions. Moreover, the team will implement and test Platform Computing solutions software stack focusing on specific industry solutions (engineering, life sciences, financial services, business analytics, oli and gas) leveraging the comprehensive set of IBM System x rack servers, IBM BladeCenter, IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS). This IBM Redbooks publication will demonstrate and document that the combination of IBM's System x, IBM GPFS and IBM Platform Computing solutions deliver significant value to clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. IBM depth of solutions can help the clients plan a foundation to face challenges in how to manage, maintain, enhance, provision computing environments to analyze, for example, the growing volumes of data within their organizations.
To submit a nomination, you must use the online web nomination form:http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Residents.nsf/GetResidency?OpenAgent&ID=PW-3901-R01
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5 Things to Know about the IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS):
For more information, refer to the following website:
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I am working brainstorming topics with my residency team about IBM PowerHA with focus on migration practices.
After evaluating the current documentation including: Installation guides (manuals) and available Redbooks, there is very good documentation on migration scenarios already available including combinations of operating systems and PowerHA versions.
I am asking the broader technical audience via my blog if there is anything outside of what is currently documented that you think might be useful to create content, and document it an IBM Redbooks.
Feedback would be greatly appreciate it.
Recently the ITSO announced this residency to develop how to content to building and managing Linux clusters for Cloud computing, analytics, mobile, etc. The residency information can be found at:
The goal of this residency is to show that IBM's PowerLinux cluster solutions (hardware and software) deliver significant value to clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions for BigData, analytics, Clouds, etc.
This residency project compliments the recently announced IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices, SG24-8169 publication which provides how to details on how to deploy solutions for technical computing highlighting IBM Platform Computing, IBM iDataPlex, and IBM GPFS. The draft can be found at:
Thus far, you have read a few of the IBM Redbooks discussing topics with IBM Platform Computing for managing cluster solutions showing integrated solutions such as IBM System x, IBM Storage, IBM GPFS and of course IBM Platform Computing offerings. Please let me know if there are any topics you would like team to deliver content in the upcoming residency project. Your feedback is valuable.
Residency Announcement: PW-3202-R01 IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.x for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures (Standard and Enterprise Editions)
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The nomination period for the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.x for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures is residency is still open. I encourage you to submit your nomination for consideration.
During this residency, the team will implement and test high availability scenarios to develop and document high availability best practices and reference architectures.
Over the past few months, two IBM Redbooks publications addressing IBM PowerHA SystemMirror have been published addressing different topics including planning, migration, and integration with other technologies. However, in 2013, we would like to develop content that would provide help to our clients implementing this high availability solution. Any topic that past residencies might have not address, or you have questions about it, we encourage you to comment in this blog.
The residency team invites you to download and read the first IBM Redbooks publication on IBM Platform Computing Solutions.
This IBM Platform Computing Solutions Redbooks publication is the first book to describe each of the available offerings that are part of the IBM portfolio of Cloud, analytics, and High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions for our clients. This publication delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Platform Computing that address challenges for our clients in each industry. We include a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions.
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Platform Computing
Chapter 2. Technical computing software portfolio
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility (LSF) product family
Chapter 5. IBM Platform Symphony
Chapter 6. IBM Platform High Performance Computing
Chapter 7. IBM Platform Cluster Manager Advanced Edition
Appendix A. IBM Platform Computing Message Passing Interface
Appendix B. Troubleshooting examples
Appendix C. IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility add-ons and examples
Appendix D. Getting started with KVM provisioning
The IBM ITSO is very close to release the latest PowerHA publication: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 for AIX Best Practices and Reference Architectures, SG24-8167. Keep an eye to the announcement of the draft publication which will provide topics on the latest PowerHA 7.1.3 features, migration scenarios, monitoring, etc.
I am also announcing the opening of the next PowerHA residency to continue developing content on best practices and in particular migration scenarios. Our intend for this project is to continue to develop technical content to help you manage your PowerHA environments and with your feedback provide you with the best technical guidelines to keep your environment highly available. The new residency announcement can be found at:
Feedback for the residency team in regards to the current IBM PowerHA publications available at the ibm.com/redbooks website or feedback regarding upcoming topics for the residency team are welcome.
IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service offers:
To understand more about this offering and its capabilities, refer to the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service narrated demonstration by Gord Sissons at:
For more details on IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service, follow the blog by Gord Sissons (Tapping the cloud with IBM Platform Computing) at:
For additional information on IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service and many other solutions, refer to the following website:
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You are invited to attend on Tuesday May 20 at 10:30 AM during the IBM Edge event, session sBD06 IBM Big Data Analytics Over a Public Cloud By: Luis Cruz and Daniel de Souza Casali and discover how to implement a big data analytic environment over SoftLayer running Hadoop with GPFS and performing map reduce with IBM Symphony. You can use the information presented during this session as a reference architecture that you can run over a public cloud for your company.
For additional information on all sessions to be presented during the event, refer to:
For information about the IBM Edge event, refer to the following website:
For information on the IBM Redbooks publication which can provide more details on the reference architecture presented during the session, refer to the IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices, SG24-8169 at the following website:
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The residency team invites you to download and read the Workload Optimized Systems: Tuning IBM POWER7 for Analytics Redbooks publication.
This publication addresses topics to help clients to take advantage of the virtualization strengths of the POWER platform to solve system resource utilization challenges and maximize system throughput and capacity while helping our clients set up environments to analyze large amounts of data.
This IBM Redbooks publication contains the following table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introducing analytics on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 2. Implementing Cognos on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 3. Implementing IBM SPSS on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 4. Preferred practices
This IBM Redbooks publication can be downloaded at the following website:
There is greater focus to provide our clients with the systems, solutions, tools, and best practices to manage and extract information from large amount of data stored in their enterprise.
The residency team looks forward to reading your comments on this publication, and on the topic of analytics.
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The residency team is pleased to announce the draft release of the IBM Redbooks publication: IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS), SG24-8254. The topics described in this publication are as follows:
The draft publication can be downloaded at the following website:
Note: The initial version of this publication was released on February 23, 2015 to support the IBM re-branding announcement of the solution.
The residency team encourages the readers to send us feedback.
Keep tune to http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/ under the Residencies Tab for upcoming IBM Power Systems residency announcements.
For additional information about IBM Spectrum Scale, refer to the following website:
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In response to: Residency Announcement: PW-3001-R01 Technical Computing CloudsWould you like to know what Technical Computing Clouds is about? We encourage you to listen to the video
5 Things you should know about IBM Power Systems
1. Power Systems are designed for Big Data with innovation that optimizes analytics performance.
2. Power Systems help provide cloud economics and the ability to scale out or scale up with security built into the foundation.
3. Power Systems, as an open server platform, is at the heart of the OpenPOWER Foundation.
4. Power Systems are revolutionizing the development and delivery of new technology.
5. IBM Power Systems introduces the IBM POWER8 processor and architecture to help handle bigger data demands in the cloud.
For additional information about IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website:
I have a few question to help me influence and steer the residency team for the upcoming IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX residency.
1. What are the challenging your customer face?
2. What are the gaps in technical content which can be developed during the residency?
3. Where can we make a big bang during this residency?
From a business perspective, field perspective? Your perspective! What is missing? gap?
Please let me know your comments so I can relay the message to the residency team.