Aspen Nocona

Aspen Systems
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 to Friday, September 24, 2010
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Electrical Power Consumption: 
8.00 kW

Coral, an Aspen Systems Linux cluster, was delivered to NCAR on August 16, 2005, and passed acceptance testing on September 3, 2005. The system was then turned over to SCD/IMAGe system administration staff for on-site configuration prior to making it available to scientific users.

The Coral cluster is a computing resource of the Institute for Mathematics in the Geosciences (IMAGe), which is part of NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL). Coral provides a unique environment for researchers working in the area of turbulence and geophysical statistics.

Unlike computing facilities presently found elsewhere in CISL, Coral closely integrates computing technologies for modeling, post-processing, analysis, and visualization. This coupling of resources enhances scientific productivity by reducing burdensome data management and data transfer activities, freeing the researcher to focus more effort on scientific discovery.

The Coral cluster uses Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T, or "Nacona") processors.