NCAR supercomputers through the decades

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Title Nickname Commissioned Decommissioned Clock Speed Number of Processors Memory (terabytes) Peak Teraflops Power Consumption (kW) Manufacturersort descending
Aspen Nocona coral 08/16/2005 09/24/2010 3.200GHz 44 0.0960 0.563200 8.00 Aspen Systems
Compaq ES40 prospect 11/01/1999 02/19/2002 0.500GHz 32 0.0080 0.032000 9.50 Compaq
CDC 7600 05/03/1971 04/01/1983 0.036GHz 1 0.0000 0.000036 Control Data Corporation
CDC 6600 12/30/1965 05/20/1977 0.010GHz 1 0.0000 0.000001 Control Data Corporation
CDC 3600 11/01/1963 04/29/1966 0.001GHz 1 0.0000 0.000001 Control Data Corporation
CCC Cray-3 graywolf 10/01/1993 03/25/1995 0.500GHz 4 0.0010 0.004000 90.00 Cray Computer Corporation
CRI Cray J90se chipeta 03/01/1998 09/03/2002 0.100GHz 24 0.0010 0.004800 7.50 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray J90se ouray 01/01/1997 11/30/2001 0.100GHz 24 0.0010 0.004800 7.50 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray T3D t3d 07/01/1994 06/01/1999 0.150GHz 128 0.0080 0.019200 41.40 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray C90 antero2 01/01/1997 11/30/1999 0.244GHz 16 0.0010 0.015610 493.50 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray J90 paiute 10/01/1995 06/30/2000 0.100GHz 16 0.0005 0.003200 7.00 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray J90 aztec 10/01/1995 06/30/2000 0.100GHz 20 0.0010 0.004000 7.00 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray Y-MP2 castle 07/16/1991 09/01/1994 0.167GHz 2 0.0005 0.000667 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray Y-MP8 shavano 05/21/1990 06/30/1997 0.167GHz 8 0.0005 0.002667 120.00 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray X-MP CX 10/01/1986 09/30/1990 0.118GHz 4 0.0001 0.000941 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray-1A S/N 3 C1 07/11/1977 02/01/1989 0.080GHz 1 0.0000 0.000160 115.00 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Y-MP8i antero 06/01/1994 12/01/1996 0.167GHz 8 0.0005 0.002670 Cray Research, Inc.
CRI Cray-1A S/N 14 CA 05/02/1983 10/01/1986 0.080GHz 1 0.0000 0.000160 115.00 Cray Research, Inc.
Cray XT5m lynx 04/26/2010 10/01/2013 2.200GHz 912 1.2960 8.129600 35.00 Cray, Inc.
HP Exemplar sioux 05/01/1997 05/14/1999 0.180GHz 64 0.0080 0.046080 25.00 Hewlett-Packard
IBM p690 thunder 10/02/2003 11/30/2007 1.300GHz 64 0.1280 0.332800 15.50 IBM
IBM p690 bluedawn 01/09/2002 01/17/2007 1.100GHz 16 0.0320 0.070400 6.50 IBM
IBM SP blackforest 08/11/1999 01/10/2005 0.375GHz 1,308 0.7020 1.962000 140.00 IBM
IBM SP babyblue 06/18/1999 01/10/2005 0.375GHz 64 0.0640 0.096000 7.00 IBM
IBM RS/6000 cluster arapahoe, comanche, navaho, chief 02/01/1992 09/01/1997 0.066GHz 4 0.0005 0.000530 IBM
IBM 9071 SP1 wildhorse 08/01/1993 09/01/1995 0.062GHz 8 0.0001 0.001990 IBM
IBM p6-p575 bluefire 04/24/2008 01/31/2013 4.700GHz 4,096 12.2240 77.004800 538.20 IBM
IBM p5+-p575 blueice 10/26/2006 06/16/2008 1.900GHz 1,696 4.8320 13.312000 325.40 IBM
IBM p5-p575 bluevista 08/27/2005 09/29/2008 1.900GHz 624 1.2480 4.742400 210.60 IBM
IBM BlueGene/L frost 03/15/2005 05/31/2012 0.700GHz 8,192 4.1943 22.937600 83.10 IBM
IBM Linux Cluster pegasus 01/31/2005 11/30/2008 2.200GHz 132 0.2720 0.580800 28.00 IBM
IBM Linux Cluster lightning 07/12/2004 12/04/2009 2.200GHz 260 0.5280 1.144000 48.00 IBM
IBM p690 bluesky 10/31/2002 03/05/2007 1.300GHz 1,600 3.3280 8.320000 415.00 IBM
IBM iDataPlex/FDR-IB yellowstone 06/04/2012 12/30/2017 2.600GHz 72,576 145.1520 1,509.580800 1,165.00 IBM
IBM p6-p575 firefly 08/13/2008 01/31/2013 4.700GHz 192 0.8960 3.609600 29.00 IBM
SGI Origin3800/128 tempest 09/01/2004 04/23/2008 0.500GHz 128 0.2560 0.128000 15.00 SGI
SGI Origin3800 chinook 07/15/2002 08/31/2004 0.500GHz 128 0.2560 0.128000 15.00 SGI
SGI Origin 2000 dataproc 04/14/1999 09/30/2004 0.250GHz 16 0.0160 0.008000 8.00 SGI
SGI Origin 2000 ute 06/01/1998 07/15/2002 0.250GHz 128 0.0160 0.064000 51.10 SGI
Connection Machine 5 littlebear 03/01/1993 11/01/1996 0.032GHz 32 0.0010 0.004100 Thinking Machines
Connection Machine 2 capitol 09/01/1988 04/01/1993 0.007GHz 8,192 0.0010 0.007168 Thinking Machines