The Cray XT5 is an updated version of the Cray XT4 supercomputer, launched on November 6, 2007. It includes a faster version of the XT4’s SeaStar2 interconnect router called SeaStar2+, and can be configured either with XT4 compute blades, which have four dual-core AMD Opteron processor sockets, or XT5 blades, with eight sockets supporting dual or quad-core Opterons. The XT5m variant is a mid-ranged supercomputer with most of the features of the XT5, but having a 2-dimensional torus network topology and scalable to 6 cabinets.
Former home: NCAR
Manufacturer: Cray Inc.
Clock Speed: 2.20GHz
Dates Used: Monday, April 26, 2010 to Monday, April 29, 2013
Microprocessor Peak Teraflops: 8.13
Memory (terabytes): 1.30TB
Number of Processors: 912.00
Electrical Power Consumption: 35.00 kW
Storage (terabytes): 32.00TB
I asked the seller John Parchman about the machines:
I ran across the three units (Two supercomputers and one Fiber Disk array) on a government auction. I was intrigued because unlike most government auctions they included the hard drives,OS, etc.. I was appalled that these beautiful machines were being sold for scrap so I bought them and now I am trying to find a permanent home for them.
According to Parchman, the listed price is just for classification and he is looking for offers. He also has a 64-node IBM 1350 cluster for sale as well.
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