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Hardware

HPC at ZIH has a quite long history and several systems have been installed and operated. Documentation on former systems for future reference can be found on the following pages:

Historical Overview

Year System
1968 Zeiss-Rechenautomat Nr. 1 (ZRA1) Performance: 150 to 200 instructions/s, 4096 storage cells with 48 bit each (magnetic drum)
1970 Commissioning of large stand-alone computers, coupled stand-alone computers and terminals (BESM, ESER)
1976 Computer network DELTA and graphic workstations
1981 Deployment of the first microcomputers; experimental testing of local area networks (LAN)
1986 Workstation computers replace mechanical devices; the first PC pools for teaching and studying are set up
1991 Short-term operation of used mainframe computers
1993 VP200-EX (857 MFlop/s Peak)
1996 Development of infrastructure on the TU campus
1997 SGI Origin2000 (21,8 GFlop/s, 56 CPUs, 17 GB RAM, 350 GB disk capacity)
1998 Cray T3E (38,4 GFlop/s, 64 CPUs, 8 GB RAM, 100 GB disk capacity)
2001/02 SGI Origin3800 (51,2 + 102,4 GFlop/s, 64 + 128 CPUs, 64 + 64 GB RAM, 790 GB disk capacity)
2004 Itanium-Cluster Castillo
2005/06 Hochleistungsrechner/Speicherkomplex:
SGI Altix 4700: 13 TFlop/s, 6,5 TB RAM
PC-Farm: 13 TFlop/s, 5,5 TB RAM
SAN capacity: 136 TB
Tape archive: 1 PB, 2500 tapes
2007 Setup PC-SAN
NEC SX6: 72 GFlop/s
2008 Microsoft HPC-System
2010 IBM-Cluster iDataPlex
2012 GPU-Cluster
HPC-Cluster Atlas: 50 TFlop/s Peak, 13 TB RAM
2012/13 SGI UV 2000: 10,6 TFlop/s Peak, 8 TB RAM
2013 HPC-Cluster Taurus (HRSK-II): 135 TFlop/s Peak, 18 TB RAM
2015 HRSK-II Extension: 1,64 PFlop/s und 139 TB RAM
2017/18 HPC-DA (HRSK-II Extension)