[Beowulf] NEC SX-9

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Oct 29 12:57:34 EDT 2007


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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