SGI Origin 2000 - Dataproc
The Silicon Graphics, Inc., Origin 2000 named "Dataproc" was delivered to NCAR on March 29, 1999, and made available for production on May 3. Dataproc replaced Winterpark, an SGI PowerChallenge XL.
Dataproc was used by the Climate and Global Dynamics Division and qualified users from the general NCAR community to analyze data sets derived from observations and generated by computer simulations of the Earth’s climate.
Dataproc had 16 MIPS R10000 processors running at 250 MHz. It had 16 gigabytes of distributed shared memory and 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.
On October 4, 2004, Dataproc was decommissioned and replaced by Tempest, a greatly enlarged SGI platform.