IBM Power™ Systems high performance computing solutions lead the Top10 list of supercomputers in not only performance but also energy efficiency. When configured into highly scalable AIX® and Linux® clusters Power Systems offer extreme performance for demanding workloads such as computational chemistry, petroleum reservoir modeling, weather forecasting, climate modeling, and analytics.
IBM Blue Gene/Q delivers ultrascale performance within a standard programming environment while delivering efficiencies in power, cooling and floor-space consumption. Consistently recognized as the fastest “big data”, data intensive computing system,1 Blue Gene enables business and science to address a wide range of complex problems such as helping map the human genome, investigating medical therapies, flying airplanes, pinpointing tumors, predicting climate trends, and safeguarding nuclear arsenals. Today, with BlueGene/Q Express, a half rack configuration, this leading technology is available to a broader set of users requiring big data management that keeps them ahead of the competition.
Power servers for high performance computing
IBM Power 775 Supercomputer
The IBM Power 775 supercomputing server is designed for organizations that require a highly scalable system with extreme parallel processing performance and dense, modular packaging. Use it in clustered configurations of as few as 256 processor cores or in world-class supercomputer configurations of hundreds of thousands of processors. Combined with specialized software from IBM, this system is designed to perform and represents the latest Power technology available.
IBM Systems Software for high performance computing
GPFS™ is a high-performance cluster file management infrastructure for AIX, Linux, Windows® and mixed clusters that provides world-class performance, scalability and availability for your file data.
An open source scalable distributed computing management and provisioning tool that provides a unified interface for hardware control, discovery, and operating system deployment.
Designed to minimize the cost and complexity of administering IBM Cluster Systems built on IBM System x and IBM Power Systems by enabling comprehensive management and monitoring of the entire environment from a single point of control.
Used for dynamic workload scheduling, Tivoli® Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler® is a distributed network-wide job management facility designed to dynamically schedule work to maximize resource utilization and minimize job completion time.
Collections of state-of-the-art mathematical subroutines specifically designed to improve the performance of serial, SMP and SPMD applications on the IBM POWER™ processor-based servers.
A comprehensive development and execution environment for parallel applications (distributed-memory, message-passing applications running across multiple nodes).
The PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition are designed to provide high availability and disaster recovery for critical business applications and data.
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Designed for high performance storage in the field of life sciences, real-time analytics, rich media, seismic processing, weather forecasting, telecommunications, and financial markets
POWER7 proves to be up to 8 times faster than x86 for black hole research codes