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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q Hardware Overview and Installation Planning

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 13 May 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438227
ISBN-13: 9780738438221
IBM Form #: SG24-7872-01

Authors: James Milano and Pamela Lembke

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    This document is one of a series of IBM® Redbooks® written specifically for the IBM System Blue Gene® supercomputer, IBM Blue Gene/Q®. Blue Gene/Q is the third generation of massively parallel supercomputers from IBM in the Blue Gene series. This document provides an overview of components that comprise a Blue Gene/Q system. It helps System Planners and Customer Engineers plan for the installation of the Blue Gene/Q system. Information is provided about the physical requirements for the machine room where the Blue Gene/Q system is to be located. Examples of these requirements include floor (weight and cutouts), cooling, and electrical specifications.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Overview of Blue Gene/Q components

    Chapter 2. Blue Gene/Q interconnect buses

    Chapter 3. Installation planning

    Chapter 4. Site layout requirements

    Chapter 5. Water treatment specification

    Appendix A. Installation tools


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