|IBM RS/6000 SP configuration
Theoretical peak: 128 GF now, 268 GF November 1999, 400 GF January 2000,
1 TF July 2000
- 62 nodes, each with two 200 MHz POWER3 processors and 1 GB memory.
Planned staged upgrades to nodes with four POWER3+ processors,
with 2 GB memory
- 8 nodes, each with eight 222 MHz POWER3 processors and
8 GB memory.
- 3.3 TB disk system
|Compaq Sierra configuration
- 16 ES40 nodes, each with four 500 MHz Alpha processors,
2 GB memory,
36 GB local disk and Gigabit Ethernet.
Planned upgrades to 64 ES40 nodes, each with four 667 MHz Alpha
- 364 GB fiber channel disk array.
Planned upgrade to 2 TB fiber channel disk array.
- Quadrics 200 MB/s interconnect.
64 GF December 1999,
406 GF 1Q 2000
- Evaluation of reliability, ease of use, scalability,
and application performance
- 64 nodes, each with two 450 Mhz Pentium III processors,
512 MB memory and 8 GB disk. Both Fast Ethernet and
Gigabit Ethernet connections.
Theoretical peak: 57 GF
- Visualization over GRID
- Tools for HW/SW management of scalable clusters
- Price/performance of commodity clusters versus
commercial alternatives (such as Compaq Sierra and IBM SP)
Common Component Architecture (CCA) testbed
for Climate and
GIST (Genomic Integrated Supercomputing Toolkit)
|SGI Origin 2000 configuration
- 32 R10000 processors (half each 195 MHz and 250 MHz)
with 3 GB memory.
- three-pipe Onyx2 InfiniteReality2 graphics head.
Theoretical peak: 14 GF
- Regional climate
- Automotive Crashworthiness
- Virtual Human
- Computational Forensics
- Intel Pentium processors, shared memory architecture.
- Uniform Memory Access (UMA) within unit.
- User programmable FPGAs for computing.
- FPGAs as configurable special purpose processors
- FPGA effectiveness for diverse
non-traditional life sciences applications