Configuring computers to be compute nodes for in an MPP system (AIX® Linux®)

Follow this procedure to configure your computers to act as a compute nodes in a parallel processing cluster.

About this task

A parallel processing configuration consists of a conductor node that contains the IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server engine, and compute nodes that contain parallel engines.


  1. Make the parallel engine components available to each compute node.
  2. Configure the parallel engine to run the remote shell (rsh) or the secure shell (ssh) without a password on all compute nodes
  3. Set user privileges to run parallel jobs.
  4. If you did not globally cross-mount the Projects directory in step 1, set up a method of distributing the transform libraries to the compute nodes.