|System Name||Blue Gene/P|
|Manufacturer/ Model||IBM Blue Gene/P|
|CPU Clock||850 MHz|
|Peak Performance||14 TFlops|
|Linpack Performance||11.5 TFlops|
|Interconnect||Blue Gene Tree/Torus|
|Storage (formatted capacity)||50 TB (Multi-cluster)|
|Launch date||October 2008|
As part of IBM's Global Innovation Outlook and the IBM-CHPC partnership, the CHPC hosts a rack of Blue Gene (BG4A) donated by IBM (Blue Gene for Africa project).
The Blue Gene®/P system is capable of 14 trillion individual calculations per second, and is five times more powerful than the second-fastest research computer on the African continent (in Egypt). The Blue Gene®/P provides 1024 compute nodes, each with four fully cache-coherent cores and 2GB RAM. The cores run at 850MHz.
These nodes provide three modes of operation for jobs: