SGI Origin 2000

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Manufacturer: SGI
Clock Speed: 0.25GHz
Dates Used: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 to Thursday, September 30, 2004
Microprocessor Peak Teraflops: 0.01
Memory (terabytes): 0.02TB
Number of Processors: 16.00
Electrical Power Consumption: 8.00 kW
Experimental/Production: Production
Successor: SGI Origin3800/128

SGI Origin 2000 Supercomputer

The Silicon Graphics, Inc., Origin 2000 named "Dataproc" was delivered to NCAR on 29 March and made available for production on 3 May 1999. Dataproc replaced winterpark, the SGI PowerChallenge XL.

Dataproc was used by the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) and qualified users from the general NCAR community to analyze datasets derived from observations and generated by computer simulations of the climate.

Dataproc had sixteen MIPS R10000 processors running at 250 MHz. It had 16 gigabytes of distributed shared memory, 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 a greatly enlarged SGI platform called Tempest.

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