Compaq ES40 - Prospect

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COMPAQ ES40 Supercomputer
Compaq
In use: November 1, 1999 - February 19, 2002
Experimental use
Peak teraflops: 0.03
Processors: 32
Clock speed: 0.50GHz
Memory (terabytes): 0.01TB
Electrical power consumption: 9.50 kW

The NCAR Scientific Computing Division installed Prospect on November 8, 1999. Named after a zinc, lead, and silver mine in central Colorado, it was a Compaq ES40 cluster.

This distributed shared-memory system had eight nodes – each with four CPUs and four gigabytes of memory – and a peak performance rate of 32 gigaflops.

Due to hardware damage sustained on January 11, 2002, from a water leak that resulted from a frozen sprinkler head, Prospect was decommissioned on February 19, 2002.

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