POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 May 2017, updated 04 August 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738442550
ISBN-13: 9780738442556
IBM Form #: SG24-8371-00
(398 pages)

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Joseph Apuzzo, John Dunham, Mauricio Faria de Oliveira, Markus Hilger, Desnes Augusto Nunes Rosario, Wainer dos Santos Moschetta, Alexander Pozdneev


This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step customizable application and programming solutions to tune application and workloads to use IBM Power Systems™ hardware architecture. This publication explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems.

This publication also demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solutions (hardware and software) delivers significant value to technical computing clients who are in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions.

First, the book provides a high-level overview of the HPC solution, including all of the components that makes the HPC cluster: IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB), software components, interconnect switches, and the IBM Spectrum™ Scale parallel file system. Then, the publication is divided in three parts: Part 1 focuses on the developers, Part 2 focuses on the administrators, and Part 3 focuses on the evaluators and planners of the solution.

The IBM Redbooks publication is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who are responsible for delivering cost-effective HPC solutions that help uncover insights from vast amounts of client’s data so they can optimize business results, product development, and scientific discoveries.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Power System S822LC for HPC server overview
Part 1. Developers guide
Chapter 2. Compilation, execution, and application development
Chapter 3. Running parallel software, performance enhancement, and scalability testing
Chapter 4. Measuring and tuning applications
Part 2. Administrator's guide
Chapter 5. Node and software deployment
Chapter 6. Cluster monitoring and health checking
Part 3. Evaluation and system planning guide
Chapter 7. Hardware components
Chapter 8. Software stack
Appendix A. ISV Applications
Appendix B. Additional material

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