IBM High Performance Computing Cluster Health Check

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 21 February 2014, updated 03 April 2014

Authors: Dino Quintero, Ross Aiken, Shivendra Ashish, Manmohan Brahma, Murali Dhandapani, Rico Franke, Jie Gong, Markus Hilger, Herbert Mehlhose, Justin I. Morosi, Thorsten Nitsch, Fernando Pizzano


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about aspects of performing infrastructure health checks, such as checking the configuration and verifying the functionality of the common subsystems (nodes or servers, switch fabric, parallel file system, job management, problem areas, and so on).

This IBM Redbooks publication documents how to monitor the overall health check of the cluster infrastructure, to deliver technical computing clients cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions.

This IBM Redbooks publication is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for delivering cost-effective Technical Computing and IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions to optimize business results, product development, and scientific discoveries. This book provides a broad understanding of a new architecture.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Key concepts and interdependencies
Chapter 3. The health lifecycle methodology
Chapter 4. Cluster components reference model
Chapter 5. Toolkits for verifying health (individual diagnostics)
Appendix A. Commonly used tools
Appendix B. Tools and commands outside of the toolkit

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