P770 System

Person in charge:
Paolo Mazzon (ref.)

System:
  • Three drawers, each one with two IBM Power 7 processors
  • 6 processors ⇒ 48 cores
  • 640 GB RAM
  • 16 TB hard disk space (external SAN storage)
  • Up to 1190,4 GFlops
IBM Power 7

The IBM Power 7 Processor:

  • 8 cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • 4 way SMT (4 simultaneous threads/core)
  • 32 MB L3 cache
  • 1.2 109 transistors

Environment:

  • Two Partitions: AIX 6.1 / SuSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1
  • IBM compilers (xlc, xlf)
  • GNU compilers (gcc, gfortran)
  • MPI / OpenMP
  • Scientific Libraries optimized for Power processors (ESSL, PESSL)
  • Many other free and open source softwares