Feature spotlights

Fully integrated UI experience

Fully integrated UI experience which can enhance the productivity of users through ease of use and simplification. Designed to enhance productivity, users now have more ways to access HPC resources, including mobile clients for job monitoring and notifications, an integrated desktop client for Microsoft Windows environments. The extendable UI enables sites to include client specific customizations and extensions.

Dynamic hybrid cloud

Support for hybrid HPC cloud, enabling workloads to be forwarded to multiple clouds; data to be automatically staged to or from the cloud; and the resources that are consumed on the cloud to be auto-scaled based on workload demands and scheduling policies.

Simplified packaging and installation

IBM Spectrum LSF Suites is available in three versions with progressively stronger capabilities. A streamlined installation process for quick deployment from a single server into an existing environment. Functionality for bare metal installation is also provided. For a comparison on the functionality of IBM Spectrum LSF Suites, click the infographic below.

Designed for the enterprise

Based on over two decades of innovation, the IBM Spectrum LSF Suites deliver advanced capabilities to boost both user productivity and hardware utilization while decreasing system management costs.

Automated GPU configuration

IBM Spectrum LSF Suites automatically detects and configures NVIDIA GPUs, dramatically simplifying the administration of GPU servers. This combined with NVIDIA GPU behavior monitoring, health and diagnostics, and accounting and process statistics helps organizations get the most out of their heterogeneous computing infrastructure.

Containers as batch jobs

IBM Spectrum LSF Suites also provides support for organizations that are using container technologies including Docker, Shifter and Singularity to help streamline the building, testing and shipping of application, which enables an application stack to be consistently deployed both on-premises and in the cloud.

Technical details

Software requirements

Software requirements for IBM Spectrum LSF can be found here:

    Hardware requirements

    IBM Power 7/8, IBM Power 8 LE, x86-64, Aarch64, Itanium2, SPARC 64bit (T2)

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