Implementing an IBM High-Performance Computing Solution on IBM POWER8

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 15 September 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440930
ISBN-13: 9780738440934
IBM Form #: SG24-8263-00
(310 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Wei Li, Wainer dos Santos Moschetta, Mauricio Faria de Oliveira, Alexander Pozdneev


This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step programming concepts to tune the applications to use IBM POWER8® hardware architecture with the technical computing software stack. This publication explores, tests, and documents how to implement an IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solution on POWER8 by using IBM technical innovations to help solve challenging scientific, technical, and business problems.

This book demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM HPC hardware and software solutions delivers significant value to technical computing clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions.

This book targets technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who are responsible for delivering cost-effective HPC solutions that help uncover insights among clients' data so that they can act to optimize business results, product development, and scientific discoveries.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning for your high-performance computing environment
Chapter 3. Software deployment and configuration
Chapter 4. Cluster monitoring
Chapter 5. Application development
Chapter 6. Running applications
Chapter 7. Tuning and debugging applications
Appendix A. Problem determination
Appendix B. Useful commands
Appendix C. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler to IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility migration
Appendix D. Applications and performance

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