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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Hardware Installation and Maintenance Guide

Book Description

This document is one of a series of IBM® Redbooks® written specifically for the IBM Blue Gene/Q® system. The Blue Gene/Q system is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene® series. This document explains how to install the Blue Gene/Q rack and the Blue Gene/Q I/O enclosure. It shows you how to remove and replace parts.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Figures
  3. Tables
  4. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  5. 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
  6. Chapter 1. Installing Blue Gene/Q racks
    1. 1.1 Unpacking a Blue Gene/Q rack
    2. 1.2 Preparing a Blue Gene/Q rack for installation
      1. 1.2.1 Installing door brackets
      2. 1.2.2 Inspecting the manifold
      3. 1.2.3 Installing the bulk power right side brackets
      4. 1.2.4 Installing the bulk power enclosures
      5. 1.2.5 Connecting the BPE environmental cables
      6. 1.2.6 Installing a clock card
    3. 1.3 Positioning Blue Gene/Q racks
    4. 1.4 Installing the BPMs
    5. 1.5 Connecting Blue Gene/Q coolant hoses to the facility coolant loop
      1. 1.5.1 Purging the nitrogen from the coolant manifold
      2. 1.5.2 Opening the coolant hose valves
    6. 1.6 Cabling the Blue Gene/Q rack
      1. 1.6.1 Installing power cables
      2. 1.6.2 Connecting torus cables
      3. 1.6.3 Connecting I/O cables
      4. 1.6.4 Connecting clock cables
    7. 1.7 Installing the covers
      1. 1.7.1 Installing cover kit 00E5851
      2. 1.7.2 Installing the covers from kit 00E5853
    8. 1.8 Updating the coolant monitor firmware
    9. 1.9 Saving the coolant monitor calibration data
    10. 1.10 Recovering a compute rack from a shutdown caused by the coolant monitor
  7. Chapter 2. Installing an I/O enclosure
    1. 2.1 Installing an I/O enclosure
    2. 2.2 Installing an I/O drawer into an I/O enclosure
  8. Chapter 3. Installing an I/O rack
    1. 3.1 Unpacking and installing an I/O rack
    2. 3.2 Cabling the I/O rack
    3. 3.3 Populating an empty I/O rack
      1. 3.3.1 Populating an I/O rack for below‑floor cabling
      2. 3.3.2 Populating an I/O rack for overhead cabling
  9. Chapter 4. Removing and replacing parts
    1. 4.1 Service actions
    2. 4.2 Blue Gene/Q component locations
    3. 4.3 Disconnecting ac power cords
    4. 4.4 Replacing a node board
    5. 4.5 Draining coolant from a node board
      1. 4.5.1 Manually draining coolant from node boards
      2. 4.5.2 Using compressed air to drain coolant from node boards
    6. 4.6 Replacing a compute card on a node board
    7. 4.7 Replacing a direct current assembly
    8. 4.8 Replacing a midplane
    9. 4.9 Installing a midplane EMC insulator
    10. 4.10 Replacing a service card
    11. 4.11 Replacing a clock card
    12. 4.12 Replacing a bulk power module
    13. 4.13 Replacing a bulk power enclosure
    14. 4.14 Servicing an I/O drawer
      1. 4.14.1 Replacing an I/O drawer
      2. 4.14.2 Replacing compute cards on an I/O drawer board
      3. 4.14.3 Replacing fans on an I/O drawer board
      4. 4.14.4 Replacing PCI adapters on an I/O drawer board
    15. 4.15 Replacing a coolant monitor
    16. 4.16 Performing flow sensor and hydrodynamic calibration and saving calibration data
    17. 4.17 Performing hydrodynamic impedance calibration
    18. 4.18 Replacing a pressure sensor
    19. 4.19 Replacing an ambient air sensor
    20. 4.20 Replacing a coolant manifold
      1. 4.20.1 Draining the coolant manifold
  10. Appendix A. Hardware location naming conventions
    1. Letter designation reference
    2. Hardware location naming convention
  11. Appendix B. Relocation considerations
    1. General relocation considerations
    2. Relocation packaging considerations
    3. Special considerations for reconfiguration situations
    4. Special considerations for partial relocations
    5. One-per-location tools and service items for Blue Gene/Q
  12. Appendix C. IBM maintenance services acceptability and maintenance service qualification information
  13. Appendix D. System parts
    1. Compute rack parts
    2. Covers
    3. Cages, midplane boards, node boards, and compute and DCA cards
    4. Part lists for I/O drawers
    5. Parts associated with Blue Gene/Q compute racks
    6. 0207-200 I/O Rack
    7. FRU kits
  14. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. How to get IBM Redbooks
    3. Other publications
    4. Help from IBM
  15. Index
  16. Back cover