IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Hardware Overview and Installation Planning

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 13 May 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438227
ISBN-13: 9780738438221
IBM Form #: SG24-7872-01
(103 pages)

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Authors: James Milano, Pamela Lembke


This document is one of a series of IBM® Redbooks® written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, IBM Blue Gene/Q®. Blue Gene/Q is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This document provides an overview of components that comprise a Blue Gene/Q system. It helps System Planners and Customer Engineers plan for the installation of the Blue Gene/Q system. Information is provided about the physical requirements for the machine room where the Blue Gene/Q system is to be located. Examples of these requirements include floor (weight and cutouts), cooling, and electrical specifications.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of Blue Gene/Q components
Chapter 2. Blue Gene/Q interconnect buses
Chapter 3. Installation planning
Chapter 4. Site layout requirements
Chapter 5. Water treatment specification
Appendix A. Installation tools

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