Sandia's Red Storm Detailed Architecture

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Posted by Roland Piquepaille on October 29, 2003 at 12:50:39:

Good morning,

Here are some news about the big Red Storm project at Sandia.

Bill Camp & Jim Tomkins, from Sandia National Laboratories, have published a 77-page document about the architecture of the Red Storm supercluster being built by Cray Inc. ( The new nickname for the 40 teraflops system is "Thor's Hammer."

Please read the full presentation ( if you have the time (PDF format, 3.5 MB). This analysis ( gives you the major characteristics of the system which will be operational by August 2004.

With its 108 compute cabinets and its 10,368 compute node processors (AMD Opteron running at 2.0 GHz), it is expected to reach 20 teraflops on MP-Linpack. The report also looks at scalability and reliability, which are essential for a sytem which will be expanded to 30,000 processors in the future.

Best regards.
Roland Piquepaille.
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