The latest Sun supercomputing deployment in Europe, deemed JuRoPA2, officially went online last Friday. Forschungszentrum Julich of Germany is the proud owner of the new 2,208 node cluster. The Sun Blade X6275 nodes are supported by the Sun Constellation System and communicate via six newly developed “Project M9” Infiniband switches. The new switches are 648 ports each at quad data rate. Also included in the new installation is 500TB of scratch goodness supported by a Lustre file system.
For more info on the new Sun digs in Germany, read the full release here.