The residency team is pleased to announce the release of their IBM Redbooks publication - IBM Technical Computing Clouds - A draft IBM Redbooks publication located in the ITSO Redbooks website: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248144.html?Open . The team would like to hear from your with your comments on this publication. Enjoy the publication.
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I would like to add a comment about IBM Redbooks residencies, in particular what happens after your have submitted your nomination to a residency.
There are a couple of important information to look for in the announcement and in the nomination form. In the announcement, you need to look at the start and stop dates of the residency to make sure you can participate in the project giving your work schedule, and also that you can count with full management support for the duration of the project. There are some residencies that require local and remote participation, so keep that in mind before submitting your nomination.
There are times that the residencies are announced many months in advanced, thus keep this in mind, and if there are changes to your participation (for example, you cannot attend anymore), please at least send the IBM Project Leader an email with heads up that you cannot attend participate in the project anymore. It is challenging when a nomination gets accepted to participate in the IBM Redbooks residency program, and the selected candidate cannot participate even though the candidate knew this information for months.
Although, IBM Redbooks covers in the majority of the cases travel and living for the duration of the residency, please keep in mind that IBM Redbooks does not reimburse for time.
After the nomination period ends, the IBM Redbooks Project Leader evaluates all the nominations, and select a balanced team to help deliver the commitments specified by the project's funder.
A few of the nomination will become backups to the project in the event that a selected candidate cannot attend the residency. The Project Leader will attempt to make the selection many weeks in advanced to avoid issues with timing to get all the procedures completed to attend a residency.
Note: The current residencies can be found in the IBM Redbooks website (www.ibm.com/redbooks) under the Residencies tab located on the left side of the main page.
I encourage to submit your nomination to IBM ITSO residencies for consideration.
Have a great weekend.
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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:
Announcing the draft release of the IBM Redpaper: NVIDIA CUDA on IBM POWER8: Technical overview, software installation and application development, REDP-5169
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The residency team is pleased to announce the draft release of the IBM Redpaper: NVIDIA CUDA on IBM POWER8: Technical overview, software installation and application development, REDP-5169. The topics described in this publication are as follows:
The draft publication can be downloaded at the following website:
The residency team consisted of (from left to right, see photo below):
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 Technical Computing residency announcements utilizing IBM POWER8 Clusters.
For additional information about IBM Technical Computing, refer to the following website:
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:
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:
The IBM RedPaper - Deploying PowerHA Solution with AIX HyperSwap, REDP-4954-00 (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/redp4954.html?Open) provides additional information on how to help you plan, install, tailor and configure the new PowerHA with Hyperswap clustering solution. IBM PowerHA with HyperSwap adds transparent storage protection for replicated storage, improving overal system availability by masking storage failures. Please share any experiences you might have had with IBM PowerHA and the AIX HyperSwap solution.
The IBM Redbooks publication: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition 7.1.1 for AIX Update, SG24-8030-00 (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248030.html?Open) was recently updated (a few sections where the change bar is turned on) to clarify the technical information of hostnames in PowerHA and hostnames in the content of IBM AIX CAA (cluster aware AIX).
In response to: Residency Announcement: PW-3001-R01 Technical Computing CloudsThe residency team is pleased to announce the release of their IBM Redbooks publication - IBM Technical Computing Clouds - A draft IBM Redbooks publication located in the ITSO Redbooks website: