About this server
This is a clustered server consisting of several IBM SP2 nodes:
The frontends have external gigabit ethernet, aggregated bandwith available is 2 gigabit.
The internal network is an IBM SP Switch providing 150MB/s bandwidth
with 1.2 microsecond latency.
We use GPFS over the SP Switch for shared storage in
the cluster. The filesystem is based on SCSI-disks of various sizes and speeds, donations of enterprise-class disk storage cabinets and harddrives are always welcome.
The server is known by many names. Among them: