- Spectrum Scale now part of IBM Spectrum Storage family, part of IBM's $1 Billion investment in software defined storage.
- Single global namespace across all data tiers, including flash and cloud (service on Softlayer).
- Object storage with integration with Swift (will be better with 4.1.1 release, not sure you can say that in a blog).
- Scalability to handle the massive, ever-growing amounts of data in the new CAMS world.
- Open and flexible, available as software (on almost any hardware), as a bundled IBM solution, or as a service running on Softlayer.
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5 things you should know about IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
For more information, refer to the IBM Spectrum Scale website at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/spectrum/scale/.
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Los residentes del project les comunican la publicacion final del IBM Redpaper Implementing IBM Spectrum Scale, REDP-5254. Esta publicacion provee detalles de las ultimas caracteristicas anunciadas con IBM Spectrum Scale v4.1.1.
La publicacion contiene los siguientes capitulos:
La publication puede ser encontrada en la siguiente direccion: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/redp5254.html?Open
Su opinion es importante. Por favor envien sus comentarios por medio de este blog.
Para mas informacion acerca de Spectrum Scale, busque en la siguiente direccion:
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As far as I know, there are no plans for ARM support. However, I would recommend to send feedback to the Spectrum Scale team with the requirements so these can be evaluated.
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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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This project will update the previous GPFS publication: Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) in a Cross Platform Environment, SG24-7844. Additional areas to explore and document are:
• GPFS as a part of IBM’s broader software-defined storage environments
• Review use cases and expand the breadth of applicability of GPFS beyond traditional HPC use cases – SAP HANA, DB2 BLU Acceleration, Hadoop Analytics, Object store for OpenStack, and so on.
• Document GPFS FPO as a part of the GPFS capability for Big Data (not covered in prior IBM RedBooks)
• Position the IBM Platform Computing cloud service for clients needing high-performance software-defined storage in the cloud
• Explain the synergy between GPFS and storage intensive IBM products: Platform Symphony, Platform LSF, Algo, DataStage (where GPFS is part of the big data references architecture), Optim, BigInsights, Streams, SPSS, and so on.
In addition to updating the GPFS publication, the residency team will explore and document the following topics:
o An overview of the Platform Computing Cloud Services
o MultiCluster technology is central to the cloud service since this is how hybrid clusters are deployed
o GPFS as an option in the cloud service and why it is valuable
o Comparative economics of deploying on-premise vs. in the cloud
For additional information including the link to the nomination form, refer to the following website:
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IBM GPFS provides fast data access and simple, cost effective data management. IBM GPFS can help:
For more information, refer to the website: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/technicalcomputing/platformcomputing/products/gpfs/
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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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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.