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IBM System Blue Gene Solution: Blue Gene/Q System Administration by Brant Knudson, Gary Lakner

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BGmaster
The Blue Gene/Q distributed process manager, known as BGmaster, consists of multiple components: bgmaster_server, bgagentd, and several client commands for interacting with bgmaster_server. BGmaster is responsible for managing the distributed mc_server components and all Control System components.
11.1 BGmaster
BGmaster is the process manager on Blue Gene/Q for the Control System servers. It acts as a centralized failure and recovery process. It can control the starting and stopping of various components including:
Machine controller ...

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