Dino Quintero's Redbooks Blog
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IBM GPFS - Are you Ready?
In this short video presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ELxaZpo4Q, Scott Fadden provides a brief overview of IBM GPFS. The GPFS parallel file system is currently being utilized across multiple industries worldwide to manage the growth of data. For more Information on the IBM GPFS, refer to the website:
Also, visit the IBM GPFS WIKI which contains the latest information regarding the solution, implementation, and technical information. The WIKI can be accessed at:
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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.
5 Things you should know about the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE)
1. SDE helps enable your organization to deliver IT services in the most efficient and productive way possible.
2. SDE combines compute, network, management, and storage resources and optimizes these resources efficiently.
3. SDE is the next generation of agile and optimized information technology.
4. SDE embraces open industry standards to foster freedom of choice and to help protect investments.
5. SDE leverages IBM Platform Resource Scheduler derived from IBM Platform Computing for dynamic resource management.
For additional information about the IBM Software Defined Environment, and to learn more about it, refer to the following website:
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
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The residency team invites you to download and read the first IBM Redbooks publication on the IBM Parallel Environment (PE) Developer Edition.
This IBM Redbooks publication has the following table of contents:
Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Component tour
Chapter 3. Scenarios
Chapter 4. Server installation
Chapter 5. Managing projects using the Eclipse and PTP framework
Chapter 6. Parallel Environment Developer Edition tools
Chapter 7. Application profiling and tuning
Appendix A. HPC Toolkit environment variables
This IBM Redbooks publication can be downloaded at the following website:
This publication delivers information to our Technical Computing (High Performance Computing) clients how to leverage IBM Clustering technologies (IBM System x, IBM iDataPlex, IBM Power Systems). There are many technologies that were used during this project to implement the environment which included system management software such as xCAT, and parallel file system with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).
The residency team looks forward to reading your comments in this blog. If you have any questions, comments, or any topics for future residency projects on this subject, please add your comments.
The Enterprise Technology Framework as applied to cloud initiatives
Interesting thoughts on Clouds published by William Genovese who participated in the residency developing the IBM Software Defined Environment, SG24-8238 an IBM Redbooks publication.
The article can be read at the following website:
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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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The residency team is pleased to announce the draft release of the Implementing an IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Cluster using Linux on Power, SG24-8248. The topics described in this publication are as follows:
The draft publication can be downloaded at the following website:
Note: The team encourages the readers to send us feedback. Please add your comments to my blog entry.
Keep tune to http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/ under the Residencies Tab for IBM ITSO residency announcements for BigData and analytics on IBM Power Systems.
For additional information about IBM BigData and analytics on IBM Power Systems, 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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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:
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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.
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.
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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I would like to announce the opening for nominations for the IBM Life Sciences Integrated Solution on IBM POWER8 residency to examine, explore, test, and document an integrated infrastructure for Life Sciences workloads. The goal for this residency is to develop technical content to:
1. Describe why Life Sciences workloads on IBM POWER8?
2. Show how to use an IBM POWER8 Cluster for Life Sciences workloads.
3. Deliver technical documentation, complementing available product manuals to help you manage your IBM POWER8 cluster environment.
The residency announcement including time table, requirements, and nomination form can be found at the following website:
Note: Your feedback is welcome. For any topic suggestions or overall residency recommendations, add your comments my blog entry.
For more information on IBM Technical Computing, refer to the solutions website at: