IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q System Administration

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 13 May 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438006
ISBN-13: 9780738438009
IBM Form #: SG24-7869-01
(282 pages)

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Authors: Gary Lakner, Brant Knudson


This IBM® Redbooks® publication is one in a series of books that are written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, Blue Gene/Q®, which is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This book provides an overview of the system administration environment for Blue Gene/Q. It is intended to help administrators understand the tools that are available to maintain this system.

This book details Blue Gene Navigator, which has grown to be a full featured web-based system administration tool on Blue Gene/Q. The book also describes many of the day-to-day administrative functions, such as running diagnostics, performing service actions, and monitoring hardware. There are also sections that cover BGmaster and the Control System processes that it monitors.

This book is intended for Blue Gene/Q system administrators. It helps them use the tools that are available to maintain the Blue Gene/Q system.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Blue Gene/Q system overview
Chapter 2. Navigator
Chapter 3. Compute and I/O blocks
Chapter 4. Configuring I/O nodes
Chapter 5. Control System console
Chapter 6. Submitting jobs
Chapter 7. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Chapter 8. Toolkit for Event Analysis and Logging
Chapter 9. Service actions
Chapter 10. Diagnostics
Chapter 11. BGmaster
Chapter 12. Midplane Management Control System server
Chapter 13. Machine controller server
Chapter 14. The runjob server and runjob mux
Chapter 15. The Blue Gene Web Services server
Chapter 16. Real-time server
Chapter 17. Distributed Control System
Chapter 18. Security
Chapter 19. Database
Chapter 20. Logging
Chapter 21. The file
Chapter 22. The Coreprocessor tool
Appendix A. Hardware location naming conventions
Appendix B. Control System simulator

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