In the past few months, technology has been put on a test like never before. On one hand healthcare research professionals have be grappling with the onset of a pandemic, trying to find answers in data and numbers. On the other hand, corporates are struggling to make sure that continuity is maintained in order to minimize long term economic impact. In some form or the other, both segments are embracing technology for a better future. Join us for this virtual summit where we bring in the experts from the domain of HPC, AI and Quantum to explore how the paradigm has shifted from what we ‘want’ to what we ‘essentially need’ from Tech for Good.
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I was booting the RHEL 6.5 or CentOS 6.5 on a IBM PureFlex System and I have this error. This occurs when When installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 from DVD media the installation will default to native Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) mode boot. I do not have
According to IBM Website,
The workaround is simply to install the operating system in the traditional legacy mode, since there is generally no reason to install in other than Legacy mode. The workaround is only necessary if the media you are booting defaults to EFI mode (DVD or EFI Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)) otherwise a legacy installation (e.g. – traditional PXE) is the default and is unaffected by this issue.
To force a legacy installation of the operating system from the EFI bootable DVD media the user should:
Press F12 key when the IBM splash screen is shown during system boot.
Select Legacy Only option and press Enter.
The operating system will boot and install in traditional legacy boot mode.
And the issue was resolved.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) native Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) install is not supported with greater than 512 GB memory – IBM System x and BladeCenter
- Bug 691860 – UEFI version of ISO fails to boot when >4gig (since f14)
News from IBM on Quantum Computing
Quiskit – the “Quantum Information Science Kit” SDK is an open source platform that allows developers and coders familiar with Python and Jupyter Notebooks to program our quantum computers https://github.com/Qiskit
- QISKit AQUA builds and runs algorithms, and contains algorithms and domain-specific tools, making it possible to run classical computing applications on quantum computers, as well as for others to build their own applications. Aqua is one of four Qiskit elements:
- Qiskit Terra: the ‘earth’ element, is the foundation on which the rest of the software lies. Terra provides a bedrock for composing quantum programs at the level of circuits and pulses.Qiskit Ignis: the ‘fire’ element, is dedicated to fighting noise and errors and to forging a new path. This includes better characterization of errors, improving gates, and computing in the presence of noise.
- Qiskit Aer: the ‘air’ element, permeates all Qiskit elements. To really speed up development of quantum computers we need better simulators, emulators and debuggers.
News about IBM Q
Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond
Management GUI enhancements in IBM Spectrum Scale release 5.0.0
Monitoring and Managing the IBM ESS Using the GUI
Configuring performance metrics and display options in the Statistics page of the GUI
Here are some interesting information on Converged Infrastructure Solutions for AI workloads
Summit, now the fastest supercomputer in the world, is quickly making its mark in science – five of the six finalists just announced for the prestigious 2018 Gordon Bell Prize used Summit in their work.
For more information, see https://www.hpcwire.com/2018/09/20/summit-supercomputer-is-already-making-its-mark-on-science/
Step 1: Power on the system, and press F1 to enter the Setup utility.
Step 2: Select System Settings and then Network.
Step 3: Under the Network Device List, select the device to be configured and press Enter to see all the Network Device options (Figure 1).
Step 4: Select the device’s description and press Enter to configure the device (Figure 2)
Step 5: From the selection menu, select Advanced Mode and press Enter to change the value (Figure 3).
Step 6: Choose Enable and press Enter.
Step 7: On the same selection menu, select Controller Configuration and press Enter to enter the configuration menu.
Step 8: Select Configure SRIOV and hit Enter.
Step 9: On the Configure SRIOV page, press Enter to toggle the values
Step 10: Select Enable and press Enter
Step 11: Select Save Current Configurations and press Enter.
Step 12: Press Esc to exit the menu. Then, click Save to save the configuration.
Step 13: Reboot the system.