[Beowulf] NEC SX-9

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 10:23:19 PDT 2007


Tim,
Yes, from Wiki:
"Built by NEC <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Electric_Corporation>,
the ES is based on their SX-6
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEC_SX-6>architecture. It consists of
640 nodes with eight vector
processors <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_processor> and 16
gibibytes<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte>of computer
memory <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_memory> at each node, for a
total of 5120 processors<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit>and
10
tebibytes <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tebibyte> of memory..."
That was the 36 TFLOPS.
Peter


On 10/29/07, Tim Cutts <tjrc at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>
> On 29 Oct 2007, at 3:57 pm, Mikhail Kuzminsky wrote:
>
> > In message from "Peter St. John" <peter.st.john at gmail.com> (Mon, 29
> > Oct 2007 10:31:49 -0500):
> >> According to http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=7458,
> >> NEC has
> >> announced an 800+ TFLOPS machine, SX-9; it does 100-odd GFLOPS per
> >> core
> >> (with a new vector processor).
> >> Peter
> >> P.S. gosh, wouldn't it be cool to have a beowulf of these?! :-)
> >
> > SX-9 itself has 512 nodes in full configuration w/840 vector TFLOPS.
> > To build cluster based on such SX-9s you'll need to organize
> > channel bonding of a lot Infiniband QDR channels :-))
>
> Isn't that basically what the Earth Simulator was?  Just built out of
> earlier NEC vector machines?  SX-6 or something?
>
> Tim
>
>
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