IBM Spectrum LSF Suite: Installation Best Practices Guide

Book description

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes IBM Spectrum® LSF® Suite best practices installation topics, application checks for workload management, and high availability configurations by using theoretical knowledge and hands-on exercises. These findings are documented by way of sample scenarios.

This publication addresses topics for sellers, IT architects, IT specialists, and anyone who wants to implement and manage a high-performing workload management solution with LSF. Moreover, this guide provides documentation to transfer how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This publication compliments documentation that is available at IBM Knowledge Center, and aligns with educational materials that are provided by IBM Systems.

Table of contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Spectrum LSF Suite
    1. 1.1 Overview
    2. 1.2 Selected enhancements in IBM Spectrum LSF Suite
      1. 1.2.1 Docker image affinity
      2. 1.2.2 New example templates
      3. 1.2.3 IBM Spectrum LSF Explorer and Kibana
      4. 1.2.4 Azure CycleCloud Resource Connector
  5. Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum LSF Suite installation
    1. 2.1 Installing IBM Spectrum LSF Suite using a high availability database
      1. 2.1.1 Preparing the database hosts for installation
      2. 2.1.2 Installing and configuring MariaDB and Galera
      3. 2.1.3 Creating the database for IBM Spectrum LSF Suite
      4. 2.1.4 Installing IBM Spectrum LSF Suite by using an external database
    2. 2.2 Multiple network installations
    3. 2.3 Using a different UID or GID for the lsfadmin user
    4. 2.4 Debugging installation issues
      1. 2.4.1 Managing port conflicts
  6. Chapter 3. IBM Spectrum LSF Suite administration: Health checks
    1. 3.1 IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Health checks
      1. 3.1.1 System start
      2. 3.1.2 Checking LSF daemons
      3. 3.1.3 Checking basic LSF jobs
      4. 3.1.4 GPU checks
      5. 3.1.5 Docker checks
      6. 3.1.6 Application health check with the application watchdog functionality
  7. Chapter 4. Performance benchmarks
    1. 4.1 Highly Parallel LINPACK
      1. 4.1.1 HPL (with GPU) procedure on IBM POWER9 AC922
    2. 4.2 OSU micro-benchmarks
      1. 4.2.1 OMB procedure on IBM POWER9 AC922
    3. 4.3 STREAM benchmark
      1. 4.3.1 STREAM benchmark procedure on IBM POWER9 AC922
  8. Chapter 5. IBM Spectrum LSF application configuration scenarios
    1. 5.1 Enabling Tensorflow sample submission template for IBM Spectrum LSF Suite
    2. 5.2 OpenFOAM sample submission template for IBM Spectrum LSF Suite
    3. 5.3 ParaView sample submission template for IBM Spectrum LSF Suite
    4. 5.4 Running an OpenFOAM job and visualizing data with ParaView by way of the Spectrum LSF Suite web interface
  9. Appendix A. IBM Spectrum LSF and Kubernetes integration
    1. LSF and Kubernetes
    2. Checking the Kubernetes Connector
    3. Testing parallel jobs in Kubernetes
    4. Parallel job yaml file sample
  10. Appendix B. Managing Elasticsearch data
    1. Overview
  11. Appendix C. IBM Spectrum LSF Suite common questions and issues
    1. LSF common questions and issues
  12. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  13. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: IBM Spectrum LSF Suite: Installation Best Practices Guide
  • Author(s): Dino Quintero, Mark Black, Ahmad Y Hussein, Bill S McMillan, Gabor Samu, John S Welch
  • Release date: April 2020
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: 9780738458571