The IBM Power6 System
Using the System:
The Power6 compute cluster "vip" is out of service.
How much memory is available? How many CPUs?
Where to place your files. About AFS, the /tmp, and GPFS filesystems.
Available software packages, modules.
How to submit a batch job.
- Available compilers. Frequently needed compiler options.
- Parallel Programming
- Getting started with MPI, OpenMP, and LAPI. Running programs under the "Parallel Operating Environemnt" (POE).
- Numerical Libraries
- Which libraries are available? What is ESSL? What is pESSL?
- Programming Tools
- About debugging and profiling your program.
- IBM documentation
IBM Tuning Guide for High Performance Computing Applications on IBM POWER6
Very useful technical books can be found at IBM's "Redbooks" website http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/.
Of course, you might also carry out your own little web research at IBM's ACTC site.
If you are working in the field of material and life sciences, you may find the page Materials and Life Science Applications @ IBM useful.