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Friendly Users Sought for new HP GS1280

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2003 — An initial configuration of PSC's new HP GS1280 machine is now available for friendly users. This initial configuration has 16 EV7 Alpha processors and 64 GB of shared memory. Over the coming months, this system will grow to a configuration (TBD) totalling 128 processors, each contributing 4 GB of memory.

The GS1280 is an SMP. Its 1.2 Ghz EV7 processors have memory bandwidth five to ten times greater than comparable products as reported in the STREAMS benchmark. Thus, we are looking specifically for applications characterized by a need for large shared memory and large memory bandwidth.

If you would like to test-run an application with such characteristics (see Rachel's documentation for an evolving "user manual"), please email briefly outlining your scientific problem, the code you would use, and any special requirements (software, I/O etc.).

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with the Westinghouse Electric Company. It was established in 1986 and is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry.


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Segiu Sanielevici
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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