Evolution of the IBM System Blue Gene Solution

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 February 2008

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IBM Form #: REDP-4247-00
(30 pages)

Authors: Gary Lakner, Carlos P. Sosa


In this IBM® Redpaper publication, we discuss the evolution of the IBM System Blue Gene® Solution to the new generation IBM System Blue Gene/P™ Solution. This paper is intended for those who are familiar with IBM System Blue Gene/L™ Solution and are interested in the improvements made to the Blue Gene/P Solution.

This paper outlines many of the features that are useful to users, administrators, and facility planners. We present an overview of hardware changes and software improvements at both the user and administrative levels. On the hardware level, we discuss such topics as increased size, power consumption, and airflow. On the software level, we discuss the improvements to the control system and job submission process.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Hardware changes
Chapter 2. Software improvements
Appendix A. Statement of completion

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