1. Blue Gene<br /> -: Prepared By :-<br /> Ravi K. Jiyani<br /> CE (A-l) , 5th Sem<br /> Er.No.:090130107005<br />
2. <ul><li> Contents
3. History of Blue Gene
4. What is Blue Gene?
5. Why named as BG?
6. Why Blue Gene ?
8. System Software
9. Blue Gene Projects
10. Application Sectors
11. Pros & Cons
13. Conclusion</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> History of Blue Gene
14. It is a cooperative project among
15. IBM Rochester and the T.J. Watson Research Center
16. The Lawrence Livermore National laboratory(US)
17. The United States Department of energy
18. Designed to produce several supercomputers
19. To reach operating speeds in the PFLOPS (1015) range
20. Currently reaching 500 TFLOPS (1012)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> What is Blue Gene ?
21. A massively parallel supercomputer
22. Tens of thousands of embedded Power PC processors
23. Supporting a large memory space
24. Standard compilers and message passing environment</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Why named as Blue Gene ?
25. “Blue” : The corporate color of IBM
26. “Gene”: The intended use of the Blue Gene clusters – </li></ul> Computational biology, specifically, protein folding<br />
27. <ul><li> Why Blue Gene ?
28. In fast computer architecture
29. In the software required to program and control </li></ul> massively parallel systems<br /><ul><li> In the use of computation & understanding of </li></ul> important biological processes<br /> Ex. :-<br /><ul><li> protein folding
30. biomolecular mechanisms </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Blue Gene Architecture
71. Low power consumption</li></ul> -> Twice the performance per watt of a high <br /> frequency microprocessor<br /><ul><li> Scalable </li></ul> -> Scalability from 1 to 64 racks <br /> (2,048 to 131,072 processors)<br /><ul><li>High processing capacity
73. Centralized system management</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Cons
74. Costlier (2M $ per single rack)
75. Complicated design
76. Maintenance is not easy
77. Special kind of Linux kernel required to operate </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Awards
78. September 2009,President Obama had recognized </li></ul> Blue Gene family<br /><ul><li> National Medal of Technology & Innovation (USA)
79. For the break throughs in science, energy efficiency & </li></ul> analytics.<br />
80. <ul><li> Conclusion
81. BG/L shows that a cell architecture is feasible
82. Higher performance with a less power requirements
83. No limits to scalability of a Blue Gene system
84. Influence the way in which mainstream computers of </li></ul> the future will be built<br /><ul><li> Today, 18 of the top 20 most energy efficient super - </li></ul> computers in the world are built on IBMs<br /> high performance computing technology<br />
85. “They are the most powerful computers in the world and this is their story from start to finish. Enter the world of computing's heavyweights.”<br />