5 Things to Know About the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science
Facing the challenges of data tsunami and parallel discovery, IBM has been working to evolve high performance computing (HPC) into High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) to harness the power of big data, cloud and deep learning.
Advancements in high-throughput molecular profiling techniques and high-performance computing systems have introduced in a new area of personalized healthcare where the treatment and prevention of a disease can be tailored to the unique molecular profiles, behavioral characteristics, and environmental exposures of individual patients.
Healthcare and life science organizations must manage, access, store, share and analyze big data within the constraints of their IT budgets. For many biomedical research and clinical organizations, large-scale initiatives in personalized healthcare are technical daunting. IBM’s reference architecture for healthcare and life sciences defines a platform for delivering the highest level of performance for big data workloads, while also lowering the total cost of IT ownership.
Here are 5 things to know about the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science:
1. Diverse computing architecture built on a common infrastructure.
IBM Spectrum Computing cloud solutions for high performance cloud transform static computing resources into flexible private, hybrid and public clouds that can be shared, remotely managed and easily provisioned to support the demands of technical computing, analytics, Hadoop and other compute- and data-intensive workloads.
2. Building blocks: Spectrum Computing, Spectrum Symphony, and OpenPOWER with IBM Power Systems.
IBM Spectrum Computing provides a comprehensive set of workload management capabilities; all designed to work together to address your needs. IBM Spectrum Symphony employs optimization techniques that allow sub-millisecond response and fast provisioning for a variety of workloads. Thus, short-running jobs spend a smaller percentage of time in the provisioning and deprovisioning steps, giving a higher useful work-to-overhead ratio. IBM Spectrum Symphony has a high job throughput rate that allows more than 17,000 tasks to be submitted per second. OpenPOWER systems are being designed to support compute- and data-intensive workloads, such as machine learning and deep neural networks.
3. Key platform capabilities.
IBM Spectrum Computing offers a comprehensive set of cloud capabilities designed to work together to address your high-performance cloud needs to help you deliver application-ready clusters in the cloud. IBM Spectrum Computing assists organizations with consolidating data center infrastructure and sharing resources across on premise, cloud or hybrid environments. IBM Spectrum Computing includes three new software solutions: IBM Spectrum Conductor, IBM Spectrum LSF and IBM Spectrum Symphony.
4. Hybrid architecture built on IBM Spectrum Computing and IBM Spectrum Scale.
IBM Spectrum Computing helps remove the complexity out of the cluster management. It simplifies the entire cluster management process from the initial deployment to final production, thus significantly improve the time for cluster readiness. The automated provisioning, maintenance, and monitoring capabilities bring productivity to the IT administrators and help improve overall system performance while optimizing the resource utilization.
5. Ecosystem of business partners in the healthcare and life sciences industry.
Healthcare and life science industry subject matter experts, both within and outside of IBM, contribute to the enablement of computational algorithms, user applications, and data repositories that clinicians and research scientists might choose to run on IBM Systems infrastructure. To meet full system requirements for customers pursuing personalized healthcare initiatives, IBM Systems has already formed business and development partnerships with healthcare and life science industry leaders
IBM is also developing ground-breaking technologies for hybrid cloud, converged platform, and metadata/provenance systems to enable the architecture. For more information, visit the website: https://www.ibm.com/storage/healthcare-industry
The expanded software-defined computing portfolio complements the IBM Spectrum Storage software-defined storage family. The IBM Spectrum portfolio provides clients with a unique set of software-defined infrastructure capabilities. For more information, visit the website: https://www.ibm.com/spectrum-computing
For detailed information about the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science, refer to the following website:
For IBM Redbooks publications, refer to IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics: Speed, Scale, Smarts at the following website: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp5210.html?Open
5 Things to Know About Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems
Traditional enterprise computing, with its reliance on conventional databases designed for structured data, is unable to cope with this deluge. That’s why organizations everywhere are modernizing their data platforms, using all available technology, to derive patterns and insights from both structured and unstructured data. Next-generation applications based on open source technology, and especially open source databases, are critical for this modernization.
Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems provides a turnkey solution that enables application developers to provision their choice of the most popular open source databases in minutes. The solution integrates OpenPOWER servers, storage, and open source software and services components that are required to automate the deployment of popular open source databases on demand.
Here are 5 things to know about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems:
1. Faster time to value and improved productivity.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems has unique advantages over traditional database deployment models. One, it improves speed and agility with on-demand and agile provisioning of databases, a requirement for today’s cloud workloads. Two, it significantly reduces licensing and infrastructure costs. Three, it eliminates database sprawl generated by the hundreds or thousands of underutilized or unutilized databases that have accumulated over the years in organizations.
2. Superior performance and price-performance.
IBM Power Systems solutions deliver remarkable price-performance advantage over x86-based solutions for the leading open source databases, including MongoDB and EDB Postgres. This advantage not only reduces server and database sprawl, but also frees up precious resources that can be allocated to higher value projects critical to drive innovation for your business.
3. Fully open with no vendor lock-in.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems is an open-source-based platform that integrates servers, storage, operating systems, middleware and databases, disrupting conventional x86-based solutions with substantial ease-of-use and administration benefits, and price-performance advantages. The solution combines three elements: open source and ISV databases; OpenStack and Ubuntu Linux distribution and support; IBM OpenPOWER System LC servers, networking, storage, services and support.
4. Flexible with choice of most popular open source databases, on demand.
The solution supports a self-service portal for end users who can deploy in minutes their choice of the most popular open source community-based databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and Redis. In addition, clients who want to build and deploy their own custom databases to the database image library can take advantage of the database image building tool. An open source, cloud-oriented operations manager will provide dashboards and tools to visualize, control, monitor, and analyze the physical and virtual resources comprising the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems.
5. Enterprise-grade foundation for compliance.
The IBM OpenPOWER System LC server portfolio was codeveloped by IBM and OpenPOWER Foundation members to help deliver better data-centric innovation around IBM Power architecture. OpenPOWER System LC servers integrate virtually seamlessly into data centers and clouds to scale data-intensive workflows with maximum performance and minimum cost and server footprint. This integration frees up organizations to focus on solving critical business challenges and accelerating innovation.
The exponential growth of data demands not only the fastest throughput but also smarter networks. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions incorporate advanced acceleration engines that perform sophisticated processing algorithms on the data as it moves through the network. Intelligent network solutions greatly improve the performance and total infrastructure efficiency of data-intensive applications.
As part of the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, IBM delivers Ansible scripts to support OpenStack Trove-based DBaaS installation and configuration on Power Systems servers, storage and networking. Pre-tested reference architectures are provided in four configurations that are designed for varying levels of client needs: starter, entry, enterprise and performance configurations. Each configuration includes appropriately sized compute, storage and networking hardware, and IBM Lab services and tooling, for a complete solution deployment. IBM also provides multiple options and configurations to extend the open source DBaaS platform across private or public clouds.
To learn more about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website:
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What are IBM Redbooks?
A few weeks ago, I published a blog describing IBM Redbooks including what they are, how they are created, how they complement IBM manuals, how IBM Redbooks have evolved in the digital world, and content integration with open source solutions.
The following link provides the link to the details of the blog:
5 Things to Know about IBM Redbooks
The blog was also written and published in Spanish too for Spanish speaking audiences:
5 Cosas Que Debes Saber Acerca de IBM Redbooks
After reading the blogs, here is a question to ponder about: Does IBM Redbooks content contribute to the success of your organization computing projects?
When you can, provide feedback supporting IBM Redbooks by responding to the blog, marking it that you like it, and sharing the blog with your peers. Overall, feedback is very important to continue to improve the quality of IBM Redbooks, and more important to show sponsors that IBM Redbooks contribute to the success of customers, and IBM too.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read the blogs and providing feedback.
IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems V1.1.0 SP1 introduces support for additional storage replication solutions and support for an additional guest operating system, broadening the offering's applicability to a wider range of client requirements. Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems, V1.1.0 SP1 offers support for both synchronous and asynchronous replication of data through the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize family. It also supports asynchronous replication of data through the DS8000 family and through EMC storage using Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF). V1.1.0 SP1 also supports IBM i guest virtual machines, and for POWER8 systems, supports multiple boot disks to allow selection of the appropriate boot device to use in recovery.
Note: This is a replacement offering for the Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (5799-DRP) PRPQ. Implementation services for Geographically Dispersed Resiliency are strongly recommended. Contact GDR@us.ibm.com for further information on the services available.
Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems V1.1.0 SP1 offers support for:
- IBM i as a guest operating system, adding to the current support for IBM AIX and Linux
- IBM DS8000 Global Mirror
- IBM SAN Volume Controller/IBM Storwize Metro and Global Mirror
- EMC SRDF synchronous replication
- Boot device selection for IBM POWER8 technology-based systems
Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems V1.1.0 SP1 includes new capabilities to help you achieve your disaster recovery objectives:
- Support for both synchronous and asynchronous replication of data through the IBM SAN Volume Controller
- Support for both synchronous and asynchronous replication of data through the Storwize family
- Support for asynchronous replication of data through the DS8000 family
- Support for synchronous replication of data through EMC storage by using Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
- Support for IBM i guest virtual machines
- On POWER8 technology-based systems, support for multiple boot disks to allow selection of the appropriate boot device to use in recovery
For 5 Things You Should Know about the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience (GDR) for Power Systems, read the following link:
For more information about the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems, refer to the following website:
SAP HANA is the SAP database platform for multiple SAP solutions. In changing direction to former classic SAP solutions, HANA is the processing core of it all. Operations that have formerly performed at application layers have moved into the database layer and are now performed by the HANA engines. SAP HANA works by loading all the data into memory, which is why it is called an in-memory database. This is the most key factor that allows SAP HANA to run analytical reports in seconds as opposed to minutes, or in minutes as opposed to hours, allowing real-time analysis of analytical data.
Here are 5 things to know about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems:
1. SAP allows flexibility in a TDI implementation of HANA on IBM Power Systems.
The SAP HANA TDI architecture helps you to build an environment using your existing hardware such as servers, storage, SAN and network switches. There is a set of configuration and settings that work best for a HANA on a Power Systems implementation. This configuration and these settings are seen by many customers as the ones that bring the most performance and stability, less management and maintenance effort, and better understanding of the environment. By supporting TDI in the deployment of SAP HANA, Power Systems give organizations choice over the technology they use, compared to the rigidly defined hardware appliances used in many competing SAP HANA infrastructures.
2. IBM Power Systems PowerVM virtualization for SAP HANA.
IBM PowerVM virtualization is fully supported by SAP, allowing customers to deploy SAP HANA in a virtual environment that supports both dedicated and shared processor resources, running both production and non-production workloads in a single server. IBM Power Systems provides flexibility to meet the individual needs of organizations deploying SAP HANA. One aspect of this flexibility is that a robust virtualization is supported, ready for use, and helps consolidating multiple SAP HANA virtual machines on a single Power Systems server. Virtualization with PowerVM also provides ability to handle the varying utilization patterns that are typical in SAP HANA workloads. Dynamic capacity sizing allows for fast, granular reallocation of compute resources among SAP HANA virtual machines. This approach to load balancing and tailoring capacity to the workload enhances agility compared to competing processor architectures that require capacity to be allocated in larger chunks.
3. High availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for SAP HANA.
The costs of downtime have increased over time, so companies are paying more attention to high availability (HA) today than in the past. Also, the costs for HA solutions have decreased considerably in a way that makes much more sense to invest in protecting business continuity than to undertake the downtime costs. From a business continuity perspective, you can protect your systems by creating a local HA plan to ensure the minimum Recovery Time Objective (RTO) possible, and protect your business from a complete site failure (DR). There are options available for high availability and disaster recovery: SAP HANA Host Auto-Failover (Scale-Out with Standby), SAP HANA System Replication + SuseHA, SAP HANA Storage Replication, and SAP HANA System Replication.
4. SAP HANA Systems Replication (HSR).
SAP HANA Systems Replication is a contingency solution that is used to duplicate your HANA database. This means that it uses a completely different system (that is, another operating system instance), a distinct set of disks, and a different database instance than the primary ones. In summary, it is based on having two totally independent HANA environments host the same data. The data is created on the primary system and replicated to the secondary system over the network through TCP/IP. If a failure of the primary system occurs, you can choose to have the secondary one take-over.
5. IBM service and productivity tools for Linux on POWER.
IBM Power Systems is known for its prominent level of reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). The difference between an ordinary Linux for x86 image and a Linux on IBM Power image is that the latter has a layer of additional added value software to enable Linux to take advantage of Power System hardware and virtualization features, such as dynamic logical partition (DLPAR) operations, resource monitoring and control (RMC) communication with the Hardware Management Console (HMC), and other functions.
SAP notes change constantly. Validate all notes before you start implementing your HANA environment because SAP guidelines and statements change frequently. For SAP notes, refer to the following website (SAP ONE Support Launchpad): http://launchpad.support.sap.com/
For more information about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following:
IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA
IBM Power Systems Home Page
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP2 Documentation
Automate your SAP HANA System Replication Failover
Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Redbooks publication
Rodrigo Ceron Ferreira de Castro
The residency team is announcing the draft release of the Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, REDP-5443 publication.
This IBM Redpaper publication addresses topics to architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers and anyone developing and implementing SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems™ integration, automation, high availability and disaster recovery solutions. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and documentation to the sales team. This book describing how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems from end to end and includes a high availability and disaster recovery guidelines using theoretical knowledge, field experience, and also by way of sample scenarios.
The table of content for this publications is the following:
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning your installation
Chapter 3. IBM PowerVM and SAP HANA
Chapter 4. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications V12 SP2 installation and customization
Chapter 5. Storage and file systems setup and customization
Chapter 6. System evaluation
Chapter 7. SAP HANA software stack installation for a scale up scenario
Chapter 8. SAP HANA software stack installation for a scale out scenario
Chapter 9. SAP HANA systems replication for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR)
Chapter 10. SUSE HA configuration for two-node HA scenario
This publication can be downloaded at the following website:
For more information about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, refer to the IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA at the following website:
Rodrigo Ceron Ferreira de Castro
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Si usted esta leyendo este blog, usted sabe algo de los IBM Redbooks y que son. Asumimos ademáas que es también familiar con el formato de este blog que describe los cinco puntos más importantes de un tópico técnico y distribuye el conocimiento con nuestra audiencia. Pero creemos que no todos ustedes están familiarizados con los Redbooks y queremos continuar introduciendo y promoviendo nuestro materiales a la nueva generación y comunidad de técnologos.
IBM Redbooks provee una perspectiva única a muchas preguntas técnicas desde el punto de vista de SMEs (subject matter experts) los cuales se reúnen por un corto tiempo a crear una publicación para resolver un reto técnico. Algunas veces estos retos provienen de requisitos de clientes, experiencias en el campo, o de ideas que los residentes traen o desarrollan durante el transcurso de la creación de la publicación.
Asi que decidimos crear 5 Cosas Que Debes Saber Acerca de IBM Redbooks para introducirnos a la nueva audiencia y quizás nuestros leales lectores aprendan algo nuevo:
- ¿Qué son IBM Redbooks?
IBM Redbooks son documentos técnicos, blogs y videos que ayudan a aprender, adoptar e instalar soluciones creadas por SMEs y además complementan los manuales de los productos de IBM. Por más de 40 años, IBM Redbooks han incluido contenido técnico el cual no está en manuales. Por ejemplo: conceptos técnicos, tendencias y direcciones de la industria, profundos escenarios técnicos, escenarios de integración con productos de terceros y contenido técnico describiendo como incorporar productos de IBM a soluciones con óptimos resultados. Las publicaciones son descargadas y leídas millones de veces cada año y son conocidas como el estandar de oro de la comunidad técnica. La mejor parte es que todo el material teécnico es gratuito.
- ¿Son IBM Redbooks manuales?
IBM Redbooks no reemplazan los manuales de los productos y soluciones de IBM. Los Redbooks complementan los manuales con prácticos escenarios técnicos, pero siempre apuntando y enlazando los manuales de IBM o al IBM Knowledge Center.
- ¿Cómo son hechos los IBM Redbooks?
IBM Redbooks nacen del proceso de residencias de IBM Digital Business Group que reúne a un equipo de profesionales técnicos como business partners, clientes y personal de IBM. Por medio de nominaciones el equipo de residentes es selecionado para participar en una localidad de IBM, participan remoto, y de dos a ocho semanas. Los residentes son presentados con un escenario y crean sus soluciones en borrador las cuales se prestan al nacimiento de una publicación de IBM Redbooks. El proceso también le da a los residentes la oportunidad de ser autores de la publicación.
- IBM Redbooks en el mundo digital
Hace unos años, IBM Redbooks paso por una tranformación. Previamente, Redbooks eran solamente conocidas como largas y voluminosas guías técnicas. En este mundo ágil, hay diferentes formatos de entrega diseñados para cortos documentos técnicos hasta más largas y comprensivas publicaciones. Esta transformación se presto para crear nuevos formatos (Redpapers, Redguides, Product Guides, Solutions Guides, blogs, and videos) todos variando en tamaño, para incorporarlos al mundo digital. Hoy, IBM Redbooks puede crear contenido técnico en el formato que se necesite.
IBM Redbooks son distribuidos por medio de nuestro sitio web en formatos PDF o EPUB, por medio de Apple iBooks, Google Play, y también por medio de la aplicación oficial móvil de IBM Redbooks. Hay además impresión a demanda disponible para los lectores que quieran copias de la publicación.
- IBM Redbooks y Open Source
IBM Redbooks también cubren tópicos relacionados a integraciones y escenarios de software y hardware de terceros incluyendo OpenStack con productos y soluciones de IBM. Estás publicaciones tienen información de como integrar productos y soluciones no pertenecientes a IBM en los centros de cómputos.
Asegúrese de visitarnos por medio de los siguientes canales para estar al día de las últimas publicaciones:
IBM Redbooks continua creando contenido y haciendolo disponible por medio de varios canales. Comuniquenos si les gustaría ver los IBM Redbooks en un lugar nuevo.
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IBM Redbooks Enterprise Solutions Enablement
PowerAI started off as a package of software distributions of many of the major deep learning software frameworks for model training like TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and the associated libraries like cuDNN. The PowerAI software has always been optimized for performance using the NVLink-based Power server, the IBM Power 822LC for HPC. The AI stack foundation starts with the right hardware: servers with accelerators and the right storage. GPU accelerators are extremely well suited for the compute-intensive nature of deep learning training, and servers with the highest CPU to GPU bandwidth, like IBM’s NVLink server, enable the high performance data transfer required for larger and more complex deep learning models. But all of this first starts with getting the right data.
IBM has announced a new set of PowerAI tools to make deep learning easier to use for data scientists. The four major additions are as follows:
AI Vision: A custom application development tool aimed at computer vision workloads. AI Vision enables application developers with little or no experience with deep learning to build a trained deep learning model for different input data sets.
Apache Spark-based Data Extraction, Transformation and Preparation tool: We enhanced IBM Spectrum Conductor with Spark (https://ibm.co/2s5xZwR) with a GUI-based set of tools that enable the data scientist to create functions that transform an input data set to the format required by frameworks like TensorFlow or Caffe, making it a cinch to match data sets to frameworks. For example, clients can have a transform function that resizes images for Caffe, and then simply transform and load any input data set into the right format to use with Caffe. IBM Spectrum Conductor with Spark automatically launches a whole set of Spark jobs on the cluster, each of which resizes a portion of the input data set.
DL Insight: Model tuning software that automatically tunes hyper-parameters for models based on input data sets using Spark-based distributed computing. We enhanced IBM Spectrum Conductor with Spark (https://ibm.co/2s5xZwR) so that it automatically launches multiple model training runs with different hyper-parameters using a subset of the data. It then monitors the training progress and searches and identifies the best hyper-parameters using several different search methods such as random and Bayesian search. To improve usability, DLInsight comes with a powerful and intuitive GUI that visualizes training and provides continuous feedback to quickly create and optimize deep learning models.
Distributed Deep Learning: To accelerate the training time, we are adding methods to scale a single training job across a cluster of servers. We have both a MPI-based scaling approach, inspired by high-performance computing methods, as well as a Spark and HPC converged distributed computing model, for clusters with either an Ethernet or InfiniBand network.
For more information on these new Power AI additions, see Sumit Gupta's blog: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-powerai-developer-tools-make-deep-learning-easier-sumit-gupta.
For more information about IBM PowerAI, refer to the following website: https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/deep-learning-platform.
For more information about IBM Redbooks and the upcoming IBM PowerAI - Deep Learning residency, refer to the following website: http://www.ibm.com/redbooks.
The IBM Redbooks Open DBaaS Implementation and Best Practices Guide residency (https://ibm.co/2rus6ch) has been announced and its goal is to create a technical enablement document describing IBM's scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines. The goal of the residency project is to deliver a guide to educate users to quickly and easily utilize the features of a relational or non-relational database without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks. Moreover, the focus is to enhance the client experience by helping cloud users and database administrators to provision and manage multiple database instances as needed initially focusing on providing resource isolation at high performance while automating complex administrative tasks including deployment, configuration, patching, backups, restores, and monitoring. This integration document implements an Open Database as a Service environment for Linux on Power showing the ecosystem, open source tools, optimization guidelines, user management, monitoring, and so on.
For feedback on the upcoming Open DBaaS residency project, including ideas on what areas the publication should focus, kindly reply to this blog.
For an example of the solution, refer to MongoDB on Power Systems at the following website: https://ibm.co/2s4nCWg.
The following IBM Redbooks publications have been released:
IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) for Power Systems (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/SG248382.html?Open) describes the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience for Power Systems solution. The Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery mechanism for virtual machines running on POWER7 processor-based server, or later. For more information about this IBM resilience offering for Power Systems, see the following website: http://ibm.co/2gQfkNI. For an overview of the IBM GDR Solution, you can read the following blog: 5 Things to To Know about Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems at the following website: http://ibm.co/2kMdkLS.
IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.1 for IBM AIX Updates (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/SG248372.html?Open) provides updates and information for high availability, business continuity, disaster recovery for IBM Power Systems. This publication helps the client architect solutions designed to keep their IT environments resilient. For more information about Power Systems solutions for high availability, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2qK7FUI. For an overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Solution, read the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM AIX at the following website: https://ibm.co/2oaVVO4.
POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248371.html?Open) explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. For more information about IBM High-performance Computing server solutions, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2rYfmLj. For an overview of IBM High-performance Computing solutions, refer to the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM High-Performance Computing Solutions at the following link: https://ibm.co/2pOrv0K.
IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248373.html?Open) delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Spectrum Computing (formerly IBM Platform Computing) that address challenges for our clients in each industry. This publication includes a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions. For more information about IBM Spectrum Computing and why Spectrum Computing solutions, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2ruvyUa. For an overview IBM Spectrum Computing, refer to the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions at the following link: https://ibm.co/2nBcVwW.
The following information for IBM Power Systems has been announced:
PowerHA v7.2.1 SP1 announcement - PowerHA v7.2.1 SP1 announces not just fixes but new tools and features. Also IBM GDR is already being added for IBM storage. Check out the details at the following website: https://ibm.co/2rYOWJp.
PowerHA v7 cluster tunables summary and guidelines: PowerHA v7 depends on Cluster Aware AIX (CAA) for core clustering (heartbeats, event management, and so on). There are many tunables available in PowerHA to change the settings of CAA. Those are described in the following article: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aix-powerha-caa/.
For information on IBM Redbooks including residencies and additional Redbooks, refer to the following website: www.ibm.com/redbooks.
SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems helps to simply information technology (IT). The POWER8 server compliments the speed and agility of SAP HANA. The combination of these technologies helps to run large workloads, helps to run faster transactions, and helps to answer to the new customer demands. After all, you must be asking yourself: What else do you need in a great solution?
The combination of SAP HANA with IBM Power Systems simplifies the management of the technology, and together with Power Systems virtualization provide a flexible platform with high availability, capacity, and with high throughput: http://bit.ly/2qjYpHn.
The goal of the IBM Redbooks project is to develop an implementation guide for SAP HANA on Power Systems. This guide includes information on how to implement the solution, best practices, and incorporates high availability and disaster recovery. The guide combines theory and hands-on samples, illustrating scenarios discovered during field implementations.
The following example shows a global manufacturer Kennametal improving performance of their operations with IBM Power Systems and SAP HANA: http://bit.ly/2qL4zj7.
For more information about SAP HANA on Power Systems, read the following webpage:
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SAP HANA en IBM Power Systems ayudan a simplificar informatica. El servidor POWER8 coincide con la velocidad y agilidad de SAP HANA. La combinacion de las tecnologias ayudan a soportar cargas de trabajo importantes, ayudan a realizar transacciones rápidas y a responder a las nuevas demandas de los clients. Despues de todo, se preguntan: ¿qué más se necesita en una gran solución de datos?
La combinacion de SAP HANA en IBM Power Systems, simplifican el manejo de la tecnologia y acoplados con la virtualizacion de Power Systems, proveen una plataforma flexible, con disponibilidad y capacidad de servicio, así con un alto rendimiento: http://bit.ly/2qjYpHn.
El objectivo del projecto es crear una guia para implementar SAP HANA en IBM Power Systems. Esta guia incluye informacion para implementar la solucion, incluyendo practicas aprendidadas e incorporando alta disponibilidad y recobro de los sistemas en caso de disastre. La guia combina teoria y practica con escenarios ilustrando casos descubierto durante implementaciones.
El siguiente video demuestra el Caso de Exito ECOGAS) ECOGAS cuando desencadena las capacidades analiticas de SAP HANA en IBM Power Systems: http://bit.ly/2qjAdop.
Para mas informacion de SAP HANA en Power Systems, visite la pagina:
Algo Que Debe Usted Saber acerca de IBM Watson
- Sabia usted que IBM Watson esta compuesto de un cluster de servidores IBM Power Systems
Para mas informacion acerca de la solucion, visite la siguiente direccion: http://ibm.co/1VCgjCa
5 Things You Should Know about IBM Watson:
- IBM Watson is made of a cluster of IBM Power Systems servers
- The cluster also contains additional I/O, network and cluster controller nodes
- IBM Watson is designed to find insight, discover breakthroughts, and predict outcomes
- IBM Watson is unfolding cognitive thinking by predicting events and taking preemtive actions
- IBM Watson can help businesses analize their data and help them become more competitive
For more information, refer to the following website: http://ibm.co/1VCgjCa
I would like to announce the opening for nominations for the Implementing an IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) Clustered Solution on IBM POWER8 Next Generation residency. During this project, the team will work on learning, configuring, writing, exploring, testing, tuning, and documenting applications to leverage the latest IBM POWER8 technology.
The goal for this residency as in the past ones is to continue to develop technical content to:
1. Show how to use an IBM POWER8 Clustered Solution for enabling and running Technical Computing workloads.
2. Describe how to plan, prepare, manage and execute Technical Computing workloads on IBM POWER8.
3. Deliver additional technical documentation, complementing available product manuals to help you manage your High Performance Computing (HPC) IBM POWER8 clustered 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 to this blog entry.
I recommend to review the following publications:
NVIDIA CUDA on IBM POWER8: Technical Overview, Software Installation and Application Development, REDP-5169 at the following webpage:
Implementing an IBM High-Performance Computing Solution on IBM POWER8, SG24-8263 at the following website:
Note: In the upcoming weeks, the residency team will be releasing the following publication:
Implementing an IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) Solution on IBM Power System S822LC, SG24-8280 at the IBM Redbooks website:
For more information on IBM Technical Computing, refer to the solutions website at:
The residency team is pleased to announce the publication of the Implementing an Optimized Analytics Solution on IBM Power Systems, SG24-8291 publication which positions IBM Analytics and Big Data solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within a POWER8 virtualized environment.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Solution reference architecture
Chapter 3. IBM POWER8 for analytics workloads
Chapter 4. Scenario: How to implement the solution components
Chapter 5. Scenario: Integration of the components for the solution
Chapter 6. Scenario: How to use the solution
Appendix A. Advanced implementation
Appendix B. Ambari node role planning
The publication can be found at the following website:
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For more information on the IBM Data Engine for Analytics - Power Systems Edition, refer to the solutions website at: