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Are you on the LSF naughty list? Predicting Resource Usage

With the holiday season once again upon us, we've placed a some presents under the virtual tree. In many cases the boxes we use to package things are much to big for the items inside. It's disappointing to open a huge box to find something tiny inside - but even more disappointing to be told by...

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LSF Service Pack 11

The second item we've placed under the virtual tree is Service Pack 11 for the LSF Family. Enhancements in this Service Pack include: New Cloud Resource Connectors for Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Gen2, enabling these to be resource providers when bursting to the cloud. Container...

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Dear IBM Spectrum Control users, you might already have access to IBM Storage Insights

Are you an IBM Spectrum Control user and want a complementary #IBMCloud service that can transform your support experience for #IBMStorage, at no additional cost? Look no further than “IBM Storage Insights for IBM Spectrum Control”. Here are some quick Q&As to help you get started: ...

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Plotting 2D/3D graphs with Spectrum LSF

IBM Spectrum LSF Suite and Spectrum LSF Application Center now provide the ability to produce 2D/3D plots for workload output. Often it's important, while workload is running to be able to check on the output being produced, to check for trends such as convergence. Due to the fact that output...

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Extending the Spectrum LSF GUI to display job GPU metrics

I’ve previously written about accounting for GPU workloads in Spectrum LSF using Nvidia DCGM to collect granular metrics including energy consumed, memory used, and overall GPU utilization. Spectrum LSF collects the information and it is made available through the familiar bhist and bacct ...

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Going FaaSter on my LSF Cluster

Function as a service (FaaS) is popular model for cloud computation. You can develop your application (typically in Python) in your local environment, and when the application needs more compute power, just offload those functions to the cloud and don’t worry about the underlying infrastructure...

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ストレージのパフォーマンスに関するアレコレ

私は年に100件近くのお客様のストレージのコンサルテーションを行っています。 その中でよくある話。 「このストレージはパフォーマンスはどれぐらい出るんですか?」 「10万IOPS出せますか?」 「このストレージに移行して問題なくパフォーマンスが出せますか?」 答えとしては環境によるので一概に言えない、という答えになるのですが、それでは身も蓋もないですね(笑) 今回はこのストレージのパフォーマンスについての考え方について書きたいと思います。 ストレージのパフォーマンス指標 まず...

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