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SGI Origin 2000 (dataproc): 1999–2004

Dataproc, the SGI Origin 2000

The Silicon Graphics, Inc., Origin 2000 named "dataproc" was delivered to NCAR on 29 March and made available for production on 3 May 1999. Dataproc replaced winterpark, the SGI PowerChallenge XL.

Dataproc was used by the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) and qualified users from the general NCAR community to analyze datasets derived from observations and generated by computer simulations of the climate.

Dataproc had 16 R10000 processors running at 250 MHz. It had 16 gigabytes of distributed shared memory, 428 gigabytes of disk space, and connected to the Mass Storage system via HIPPI channel. The machine ran the IRIX operating system and supported the Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C and C++ compilers.

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On October 4, 2004, dataproc was decommissioned and replaced by a greatly enlarged SGI platform called tempest.