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IBM Platform Computing Solutions

Book Description

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 IBM Redbooks 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.

This publication helps strengthen the position of IBM Platform Computing solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM System x® environment. This deployment model offers clients a planned foundation for dynamic cloud infrastructure, provisioning, large-scale parallel HPC application development, cluster management, and grid applications.

This IBM publication is targeted to IT specialists, IT architects, support personnel, and clients. This book is intended for anyone who wants information about how IBM Platform Computing solutions use IBM to provide a wide array of client solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. The team who wrote this book
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Platform Computing
    1. 1.1 IBM Platform Computing solutions value proposition
      1. 1.1.1 Benefits
      2. 1.1.2 Cluster, grids, and clouds
    2. 1.2 History
      1. 1.2.1 IBM acquisition
  5. Chapter 2. Technical computing software portfolio
    1. 2.1 IBM Platform Computing product portfolio
      1. 2.1.1 Workload management
      2. 2.1.2 Cluster management
    2. 2.2 IBM Platform Computing products overview
      1. 2.2.1 IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility family
      2. 2.2.2 IBM Platform Message Passing Interface
      3. 2.2.3 IBM Platform Symphony family
      4. 2.2.4 IBM Platform HPC
      5. 2.2.5 IBM Platform Cluster Manager
    3. 2.3 Current user roadmap
  6. Chapter 3. Planning
    1. 3.1 Hardware setup for this residency
      1. 3.1.1 Server nodes
      2. 3.1.2 Shared storage
      3. 3.1.3 Infrastructure planning
    2. 3.2 Software packages
  7. Chapter 4. IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility (LSF) product family
    1. 4.1 IBM Platform LSF overview
    2. 4.2 IBM Platform LSF add-on products
      1. 4.2.1 IBM Platform Application Center
      2. 4.2.2 IBM Platform RTM
      3. 4.2.3 IBM Platform Process Manager
      4. 4.2.4 IBM Platform License Scheduler
    3. 4.3 Implementation
      1. 4.3.1 IBM Platform LSF implementation
      2. 4.3.2 IBM Platform Application Center implementation
      3. 4.3.3 IBM Platform RTM implementation
      4. 4.3.4 IBM Platform Process Manager implementation
    4. 4.4 References
  8. Chapter 5. IBM Platform Symphony
    1. 5.1 Overview
      1. 5.1.1 Architecture
      2. 5.1.2 Target audience
      3. 5.1.3 Product versions
    2. 5.2 Compute-intensive and data-intensive workloads
      1. 5.2.1 Basic concepts
      2. 5.2.2 Core components
      3. 5.2.3 Application implementation
      4. 5.2.4 Application Deployment
      5. 5.2.5 Symexec
    3. 5.3 Data-intensive workloads
      1. 5.3.1 Data affinity
      2. 5.3.2 MapReduce
    4. 5.4 Reporting
    5. 5.5 Getting started
      1. 5.5.1 Planning for Symphony
      2. 5.5.2 Installation preferred practices
    6. 5.6 Sample workload scenarios
      1. 5.6.1 Hadoop
    7. 5.7 Symphony and IBM Platform LSF multihead environment
      1. 5.7.1 Planning a multihead installation
      2. 5.7.2 Installation
      3. 5.7.3 Configuration
    8. 5.8 References
  9. Chapter 6. IBM Platform High Performance Computing
    1. 6.1 Overview
      1. 6.1.1 Unified web portal
      2. 6.1.2 Cluster provisioning
      3. 6.1.3 Workload scheduling
      4. 6.1.4 Workload and system monitoring and reporting
      5. 6.1.5 MPI libraries
      6. 6.1.6 GPU scheduling
    2. 6.2 Implementation
      1. 6.2.1 Installation on the residency cluster
      2. 6.2.2 Modifying the cluster
      3. 6.2.3 Submitting jobs
      4. 6.2.4 Operation and monitoring
    3. 6.3 References
  10. Chapter 7. IBM Platform Cluster Manager Advanced Edition
    1. 7.1 Overview
      1. 7.1.1 Unified web portal
      2. 7.1.2 Physical and virtual resource provisioning
      3. 7.1.3 Cluster management
      4. 7.1.4 HPC cluster self-service
      5. 7.1.5 Cluster usage reporting
      6. 7.1.6 Deployment topology
    2. 7.2 Implementation
      1. 7.2.1 Preparing for installation
      2. 7.2.2 Installing the software
      3. 7.2.3 Deploying LSF clusters
      4. 7.2.4 Deploying IBM Platform Symphony clusters
      5. 7.2.5 Baremetal provisioning
      6. 7.2.6 KVM provisioning
    3. 7.3 References
  11. Appendix A. IBM Platform Computing Message Passing Interface
    1. IBM Platform MPI
    2. IBM Platform MPI implementation
  12. Appendix B. Troubleshooting examples
    1. Installation output for troubleshooting
  13. Appendix C. IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility add-ons and examples
    1. Submitting jobs with bsub
    2. Adding and removing nodes from an LSF cluster
    3. Creating a threshold on IBM Platform RTM
  14. Appendix D. Getting started with KVM provisioning
    1. KVM provisioning
  15. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Other publications
    3. Online resources
    4. Help from IBM
  16. Back cover