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

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 01 September 2009, updated 06 August 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738433357
ISBN-13: 9780738433356
IBM Form #: SG24-7417-03

Authors: Gary Lakner

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

    This book explains briefly the evolution of the system, from Blue Gene/L to the new Blue Gene/P. It details Blue Gene Navigator, which has grown to be a full featured Web-based system administration tool on Blue Gene/P. 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 to cover BGPMaster and the processes that it monitors. The final chapters of the book cover the tools that are shipped with the system and details about configuring communications with the I/O nodes and Power Management™ features.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The evolution of Blue Gene

    Chapter 2. Blue Gene Navigator

    Chapter 3. BGPMaster

    Chapter 4. Blocks

    Chapter 5. Midplane Management Control System

    Chapter 6. High Throughput Computing

    Chapter 7. RAS Messages

    Chapter 8. Event Log Analysis

    Chapter 9. Diagnostics

    Chapter 10. Service Actions

    Chapter 11. Blue Gene/P tools

    Chapter 12. Configuring I/O nodes

    Chapter 13. Power management

    Appendix A. Statement of completion

    Appendix B. Blue Gene/P hardware naming convention

    Appendix C. Service connection

    Appendix D. High Availability service node

    Appendix E. Setting up the cross-compile environment

    Appendix F. Setting up the Event Log Analysis Environment


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