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By: Rafael Folco.
I recently have had the opportunity to work with the IBM InfoSphere BigInsights product on PowerLinux.
From these experiences, I created a wiki page which describes some hints and tips on setting up a cluster for BigInsights.
The BigInsights product provides for serious hadoop-based processing and is available on the PowerLinux base. If you have questions on taking advantage of BigInsights and hadoop on Power systems, ask a question on the PowerLinux message board!
Reviewing some early and key milestones, this is a good time to look at the Texas A&M and IBM research collaboration project kicked off last month.
Kevin Nowka, the Director of IBM Research in Austin Tx provides some insights into building a computational sciences infrastructure. The infrastructure includes 2,000 compute nodes of a Blue Gene/Q, 75 PowerLinux 7R2 servers with the latest POWER7+ processors, and an IBM NeXtScale System.
A good Q&A article from A Smarter Planet featuring Dr Jon Mogford, Texas A&M's Vice Chancellor, Research provides insights into how the Texas A&M University System and IBM are creating one of the world's largest computational sciences infrastructure.
An HPC Wire article highlights more of the details of the systems and software being used to pursue research, applied development, and educational activities spanning a wide breadth of areas.
Investments and technologies continue to be driven strongly in the realms of Linux and Power systems.