IBM p6-p575

firefly
Manufacturer: 
IBM
Clock Speed: 
4.70GHz
Dates Used: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 to Thursday, January 31, 2013
Microprocessor Peak Teraflops: 
3.61
Memory (terabytes): 
0.90TB
Number of Processors: 
192.00
Electrical Power Consumption: 
29.00 kW
Experimental/Production: 
Experimental
Paired with: 

Firefly was a test system for Bluefire used by CISL systems and consulting staff to test new software before deploying it in production on Bluefile. Firefly also served to host the operational forecasts performed by the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) when Bluefire was unavailable.  AMPS generates twice daily operational forecasts in support of the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and the scientists living there.