IBM p6-p575 - Firefly

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IBM P6-P575 Supercomputer


In use: August 13, 2008 - January 31, 2013

Experimental use

Peak teraflops: 3.61

Processors: 192

Clock speed: 4.70GHz

Memory (terabytes): 0.90TB

Electrical power consumption: 29.00 kW

Paired with: IBM p6-p575

Firefly was a test system for Bluefire and was used by CISL systems and consulting staff to test new software before deploying it in production on Bluefire. Firefly also served to host operational forecasts performed by the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) when Bluefire was unavailable. AMPS generates twice daily operational forecasts in support of the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and the scientists living there.

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