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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:
Final draft publication of the IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices, SG24-8169
The residency team is pleased to announced the final draft release of the IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices, SG24-8169 publication which provides details on how to deploy solutions for technical computing and big data highlighting IBM Platform Computing, IBM iDataPlex, and IBM GPFS. The final draft can be found at:
We would like to highlight two chapters which provide information on how to implement solutions for technical computing and big data utilizing IBM Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition (PCM-SE) 4.1.1, IBM Platform Symphony Advanced Edition 6.1.1, and IBM GPFS FPO 3.5. Also note the great team work on chapter 4 in particular on the use of templates for faster deployment of the clusters:
Chapter 3. IBM Platform High Performance Computing implementation scenario
Chapter 4. IBM Big Data implementation on an IBM High Performance Computing cluster
For additional information on IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service and many other solutions, refer to the following website:
For more information on IBM GPFS, refer to the website:
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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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5 Things You Should Know About IBM HPC Central
1. Delivers information on how to start to learn about IBM High Performance Computing (HPC)
2. Contains technical documentation on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware and software solutions
3. Provides information on best practices in particular on Cluster administration best practices
4. Direct channel to provide feedback, and receive feedback on technical computing topics
5. Focuses on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) announcements, how-to details, and special information for anyone involved with IBM Technical Computing
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Central is a joint IBM/Customer accessible and editable forum to provide improved HPC technical communications. To access this site, 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
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