In January 1995, Dalhousie University installed an IBM Scalable Power Parallel (SP2) computer. The main purpose of this system is to provide a High Performance Parallel Computing Environment for researchers at the university, however external usage is allowed in accordance to a fee schedule.
The facility consists of:
- 4 - Power-2 Wide Nodes (66Mhz/266MFLOP per node)
- 512 MB aggregate memory (128MB per node)
- 25.5 GB aggregate disk storage
|Operating System||AIX 4.2.1|
|Compilers||AIX XL Fortran 3.2, High Performance Fortran 1.2, C Set ++ for AIX 3.1 (C/C++)|
|Other||PSPP 2.3 (Parallel System Support Programs), LoadLeveler 1.3, IBM POE 2.3 (Parallel Operating Environment), AIX Windows|
A one time allocation of 15 hours (free) may be given to a user who wishes to demo the system prior to making a financial commitment to the resource. A charge of $0.50 per CPU hour is levied.
To obtain an account on the system, contact:
To obtain technical support, contact: Intab Ali
Local Documentation is also available.