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Blue/White System Overview

The CCS computer for this phase of the acquisition contains two seperate POWER4 Clusters (SPs) named Blue and White. Each cluster has 1280 CPUs (160 nodes) for compute and 80 CPUs (16 nodes) for interactive/system use. Each system has 14TBytes of its own GPFS disk.

p655 Server/Node Characteristics

  • 16 nodes per server
  • 1700 MHz POWER4 CPUs
  • 8 CPUs per node
  • 16 Gbytes of Memory per node
  • Two switch connections per node

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Page last modified: October 13, 2004