NAVO MSRC Navigator. Spring 2000
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MAJOR SHARED RESOURCE CENTER
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The title for this issue of the Navigator says it all--Future Shapes of Whats to Come The NAVO MSRC is undergoing a carefully planned series of enhancements which, when completed in summer 2000, will provide one of the most capable, productive, and balanced high performance computing HPC environments in the world. These enhancements substantially boost the MSRCs computational capabilities across the primary HPC architectures we support--distributed-memory parallel, shared memory, and parallel vector. The enhancements also boost the mass storage and networking capabilities of the MSRC as well. The most successful and requested HPC system within the NAVO MSRC, the Cray T3E, has been expanded by 33 percent to 1,088 processors and approximately 400 GB of aggregate memory. A new IBM RS6000 SP system with 1,336 POWER3375 processors and 1.3 TB of aggregate memory, one of the largest systems ever built by IBM, is being installed as this issue goes to press. Both the Cray T3E and the IBM SP are intended to provide the premiere, high-end computational environment for applications throughout Department of Defense DoD that simply cannot be run on lesser systems--applications that typically run as DoD challenge projects. To supplement this enormous distributed-memory parallel computational capability, we have installed a Sun HPC10000 computational server with 64 processors and 64 GB of shared memory--a unique resource which primarily supports interactive shared-memory HPC work and diagnosisdebugging work for large parallel applications. The SGI Origin 2000 systems now known formally as the SGI 2800 have been merged and expanded to a single 256-processor system running a single IRIX image, greatly enhancing their capability to support shared-memory Challenge project work.
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