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The HPCx system comprises 160 IBM POWER5 eServer nodes, i.e. 2560 processors, delivering 15.36 TeraFlop/s peak, or 12.9 TeraFlops/s sustained (as rated in the Top500 list). The system is equipped with 5.12 TByte of memory and 72 TByte of disk.
The HPCx system runs IBM's AIX operating system and is fully equipped with IBM's latest releases of compilers and libraries. HPCx provide additional software which is also described in this section.
The HPCx system has eight I/O nodes which provide archive and backup capabilities to the tape storage system. The 3584 tape library has a capacity of around 50 TB.
The up-to-date status of the machines
Descibes some of the UK's e-Science activities of which the HPCx service will be a part
This page holds links to HPCx policies and strategies for various aspects of the service
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