GPFS Multicluster With the IBM System Blue Gene Solution and eHPS Clusters


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Source: IBM
Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
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Overview: This paper describes a case study in which an IBM System Blue Gene Solution supercomputer is configured to natively access General Parallel File System (GPFS) 2.3 file systems that are owned by an IBM eServer pSeries cluster with AIX 5L and the IBM eServer High Performance Switch (eHPS). The IBM System Blue Gene Solution Service Node (SN), Front-End Nodes (FENs), and I/O Nodes (IONs) are configured as one GPFS cluster that does not contain any GPFS file systems. The pSeries cluster makes its GPFS file systems available to the Blue Gene system through the GPFS MultiCluster (GPFS-MC) functionality.

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