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

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 13 May 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438006
ISBN-13: 9780738438009
IBM Form #: SG24-7869-01

Authors: Gary Lakner and Brant Knudson

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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/Q®, which is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This book provides an overview of the system administration environment for Blue Gene/Q. It is intended to help administrators understand the tools that are available to maintain this system.

    This book details Blue Gene Navigator, which has grown to be a full featured web-based system administration tool on Blue Gene/Q. 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 that cover BGmaster and the Control System processes that it monitors.

    This book is intended for Blue Gene/Q system administrators. It helps them use the tools that are available to maintain the Blue Gene/Q system.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. IBM Blue Gene/Q system overview

    Chapter 2. Navigator

    Chapter 3. Compute and I/O blocks

    Chapter 4. Configuring I/O nodes

    Chapter 5. Control System console

    Chapter 6. Submitting jobs

    Chapter 7. Reliability, availability, and serviceability

    Chapter 8. Toolkit for Event Analysis and Logging

    Chapter 9. Service actions

    Chapter 10. Diagnostics

    Chapter 11. BGmaster

    Chapter 12. Midplane Management Control System server

    Chapter 13. Machine controller server

    Chapter 14. The runjob server and runjob mux

    Chapter 15. The Blue Gene Web Services server

    Chapter 16. Real-time server

    Chapter 17. Distributed Control System

    Chapter 18. Security

    Chapter 19. Database

    Chapter 20. Logging

    Chapter 21. The file

    Chapter 22. The Coreprocessor tool

    Appendix A. Hardware location naming conventions

    Appendix B. Control System simulator


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