Cray XT5m

lynx
Manufacturer: 
Cray Computer Corporation
Clock Speed: 
2.20GHz
Dates Used: 
Monday, April 26, 2010 to Monday, April 29, 2013
Microprocessor Peak Teraflops: 
8.13
Memory (terabytes): 
1.30TB
Number of Processors: 
912.00
Electrical Power Consumption: 
35.00 kW
Storage (terabytes): 
32.00TB
Experimental/Production: 
Experimental

Lynx is a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) supercomputer.

The system name was chosen because “a lynx is a small jaguar” and Jaguar is a similar (but much bigger) Cray XT system at the National Center for Computational Science. For more information on Jaguar, see http://www.nccs.gov/jaguar/

The system was acquired as a test platform, rather than a full production supercomputer like Bluefire.  CISL determined that the investment in the Cray XT5m was of strategic importance, and the system is used for multiple purposes.