IBM AppReady Solutions and Starter Kits

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IBM AppReady Solutions and Starter Kits

Matthew T. Tziegler

Senior Hyperscale Architect

System x Hyperscale Computing Solutions

IBM Systems and Technology Group

© 2013 IBM Corporation

The Challenge


Customers are seeking faster time to results and
maximization of their IT investments.


Improving Application and Hardware performance is no
longer the only key to meeting this challenge. IT and SW
providers must:



1.
Improve delivery times. Long Lead Time parts must be
managed

2.
Improve system quality without increasing cost to the
customer

3.
Simplify deployment.

4.
Seamlessly Integrate disparate components


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Application Ready Solutions


available today + new Oct. solutions

Industry

Life
Sciences

Auto/Aero
Engineering

Petroleum

Life
Sciences

Life Sciences
Comp Chem.

Cross
Industry

ISV

Accelyrs

ANSYS

Schlumberger

CLC
-
Bio

Gaussian

All

Applications

Accelrys Pipeline
Pilot NGS collect.

ANSYS, FLUENT,
Remote 3D

ECLIPSE,
INTERSECT

CLC Genomics
Server

Gaussian

Variety

IBM platform

Flex System x240
V7000 Unified,
Platform HPC,
GPFS

Flex System x240
DS3500, Platform
HPC, GPFS

Flex System x240
DS3500, Platform
HPC, GPFS

Flex System x240
V7000 Unified,
Platform HPC,
GPFS

Flex System p260,
p460, DS3500,
Platform LSF,
GPFS

Flex System x240
DS3500, Platform
HPC, GPFS

Ref Arch Doc#

WP102287


WP102285


WP102284


WP102286


WP102283


WP102288


ISV Co
-
Mkting

Yes

Yes

Minimal

Yes

Minimal

N/A

Fulfillment

xConfig

xConfig

xConfig;
Power AAS

xConfig

BOM + AAS
instructions

xConfig

October
Content

None

Adding Flex
IVB,NeXtScale
Platform HPC

Adding Flex
System p460,
with LSF, PCM

Adding IVB,
NeXtScale,
Platform HPC

None

Adding
NeXtScale
,
Platform HPC

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Application Ready Solutions


new Oct. ISV solutions

Industry

Auto/Aero
Engineering

Auto/Aero
Engineering

Big Data

Life Sciences

ISV

MSC Software

Dassault
Systemes’

IBM SWG

mpiBLAST

Applications

MSC Nastran, Patran,
SimManager

ABAQUS

InfoSphere BigInsights

MpiBLAST

IBM platform

Flex System x240,
NeXtScale, GPFS,
V7000 Unified, Platform
HPC

System x3650 M4, Flex
System x240, NeXtScale,
GPFS, Platform HPC,
MIO, integrated storage

Power Linux R72,
Platform PCM,
Symphony, GPFS, Int.
Storage

NeXtScale, Platform
HPC, GPFS

Fulfillment

xConfig

xConfig

Power AAS

xConfig

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AppReady Solution Configurations

5

Most AppReady Solutions are found pre
-
defined under the Express

Button on the x
-
config Starter Page

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6

Tiered Solution Approach

“IT Done Your Way”


Often our customer base tend to purchase only what they need and nothing more.


Leverage and build on HPC’s successful model. Sales are typically incremental and start at lower
layers and grow out into higher level layers.


Solution components are modular. SW, HW and Services all can be mixed and matched to meet
the customer’s needs.

The Core
:
NextScale
. The Core Foundation . Offering only for
customers that are purchasing HW. Channel sales, CTOs


The First Layer:
NextScale

Plus


Intelligent Cluster.
Design. Build. Install. Onboard
.


RYO Starter Kits and Solution Reference Architectures


OpenStack

Community Edition


The Second Layer:
NextScale

Plus



SW stack Sales (GPFS, LSF, PCMAE, HPC Cloud)


STG Lab Services for HPC and
OpenStack

Cloud


Channel
-
ready Starter Kits.


The Whole Onion:
NextScale
-
based Solutions


SmartCloud

Entry


Platform


SCE and SCE+


SoftLayer



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New Starter Kits


Keep it Simple approach


Ready to go and easy to order

= IBM Built, Roll
Your Own, or Via Partners


Fully scalable solutions; customer configurable!
No lock in


Based on best
-
practice design and ISV guidance



Leverages same approach to configuring
and ordering as other integrated solutions
such as SAP
-
BWA and HPC App
-
Ready.



Established Reference Architecture repository
for easy x
-
config

template downloads


Contains ordering templates, including starter
config

for
various solutions


Allows for easy import and export of fully
-
configured
solutions into configurator


Provides IBM/BPs/VARs,
etc

easy means to quickly choose
their customer
-
deliverable method (Intelligent Cluster or
Roll Your Own)




NeXtScale

Solution

Planned
Availability

Major
Components

Ansys

4Q2103

x3550 M4,
nx360 M4

mpiBLAST

4Q2013

x
3550
M4,
nx360 M4

Schlumberger
Eclipse
TM

4Q2013

x3550 M4,
nx360 M4

OpenStack

Nova

4Q2013

nx360 M4

OpenStack

Swift

4Q2013

x3630

SmartCloud

Entry

1Q2014

nx360 M4

Technical
Computing

4Q2013

nx360 M4


SuSE

Cloud

4Q2013

x3550 M4,
nx360 M4

Accelyrs

4Q2013

nx360 M4


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IBM NeXtScale:

Scale is for Everyone


Starter Kits
-

Appliance Simple. CTO Flexible.

Ready to go

No changes
needed

Changes
Required

Ready to order


piece parts

or Intelligent Cluster

ANSYS

Starter

Kit

ANSYS Example

Rebuilt in rack


Ready to modify


Select size


Select components


Finalize configuration

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App
-
Ready Starter Configuration Fulfillment Process

Example
Solution

Next
Scale

RA
Created

Uploaded to
Website

ISV SW

IBM SW

Ansys

Fluent

Yes

No

From ISV

HVEC (GPFS,
Platform)

MPI
-
BLAST

Yes

No

Download from mpiblast.org

HVEC (GPFS)

OpenStack

(Community

Edition)

Yes

No

-
OpenStack

downloaded from

openstack.org

-

xCAT

downloaded from xcat.sf.org

None

Schlumberger
Eclipse

No

No

From ISV

None

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Ansys Fluent Medium App
-
Ready Workflow

From Start to Ordering in less than 10 mins with 6 easy Steps!!

Step 1 = Download


The proper Pre
-
designed Reference Architecture is downloaded from a
ParterWorld
-
accessibile

site or IBM internal site for IBM direct sellers
(WIP).


These RA’s are x
-
config

importable and designed with varying design
points in this case
by rack size and Interconnect




Step 2 = Open x
-
config


The Seller or Technical Sales person will start x
-
config

just as they would for exporting
any other App
-
Ready or SAP
-
HANA configuration.

Step 3 = Import RA file


Open the pre
-
configured RA using the Open option


and choosing the previously downloaded file



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Ansys Fluent Medium App
-
Ready Workflow

From Start to Ordering in less than 10 mins with 6 easy Steps!!

Step 4 = Modify if Needed


The Configuration can either be modified or
ready
-
to
-
export as
-
is.


Common modifications will include changes to:


Memory (Size, Quantity)


Processors (Updates, Types)


Number of compute nodes


Once the modifications are complete OR If no
modifications are needed, the configuration is
ready for export into pricing files and a BOM
spreadsheet.


Step 5 = Export


U
ser exports the configuration into 3 files that
are used for


Saved x
-
config

file


Bill of Materials (BOM)


Pricing Files (.CFR or SAP)



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Ansys Fluent Medium App
-
Ready Workflow

From Start to Ordering in less than 10 mins with 6 easy Steps!!

Step 6 = Price and Fulfill


The exported configuration is designed to be
fulfilled through the Intelligent Cluster and
contains all the necessary components for quick
review and validation


The exported Excel (.XLS) file also serves as a
template for ordering parts standalone and
building outside of CPOM


Cabling lengths and P2P


Server configurations


Switch types, models, quantities


Floor and Rack layouts



Solution BOM

Rack Layout

Floor Layout

Cabling

Point
-
To
-
Point