Archive for December 2004

2004

01

Dec

SDSC is first academic institution to install IBM eServer Blue Gene system

SDSC announces that its new IBM eServer Blue Gene computer system is installed and accepted. Named Intimidata, this first IBM Blue Gene system at an academic institution already ran a series of standard benchmarks and user applications by launch date. On the widely quoted Linpack benchmark, Intimidata achieved 4.6 teraflops, which was more than 80 […]

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01

Dec

IBM Blue Horizon launched at SDSC as world’s most powerful computer available to the academic community

Blue Horizon, an IBM SP supercomputer, was launched as the nation’s fastest academic-use supercomputer, capable of more than 1 trillion FLOPs. Funded through the NSF’s Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (PACI) program, the IBM Blue Horizon was subsequently upgraded to 1.7 teraflops of computing power and 576 gigabytes of memory for leading-edge academic research. Allocations […]

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