The Jim Austin Computer Collection
This is a Cray supercomputer built probably in 2004. It came from the MOD as surplus in Jan 2010. It came with no disks, but complete with the Sun Sparc 5 front console machine. Note that its missing the left hand rack (see below).
It has two procesor cards, each with 4 processors and 8 memory cards (possibly 256Gb). Each processor has a peak rate of 1.2 to 4.8Gflops thus the machine is 9.6Gflops to 38.4Gflops, the highst in the collection as of jan 2010.
Here are some specifications of the machine (its a Cray SV1-1) from here.
|Model||Tera/Cray SV1-A||Tera/Cray SV1-1||SV1 Supercluster|
|Clock cycle||3.33 ns||3.33 ns||3.33 ns|
|Theor. peak performance|
|Per Proc. (64 bits)||1.2/4.8 Gflop/s||1.2/4.8 Gflop/s||1.2/4.8 Gflop/s|
|Single frame:||19.2 Gflop/s||38.4 Gflop/s||---|
|Multi frame:||---||---||1.2 Tflop/s|
|Memory-Cache||7.7 GB/s||7.7 GB/s||7.7 GB/s|
|Cache-CPU||9.6 GB/s||9.6 GB/s||9.6 GB/s|
|Aggregate||30.7 GB/s||61.4 GB/s||--- GB/s|
|Node--node (bi-direct.)||--- GB/s||--- GB/s||1 GB/s|
|Main memory||<= 16 GB||<= 32 GB||<= 1 TB|
|No. of processors||8--16||8--32||<= 1024|
Machine s/n 3227 components:
|Left hand rear system rack||Right hand rear rack showing main CPU rack||Main console|
System rack above:
Moving the machine: