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Top500: Red Storm. An abstract. Matt Baumert 04/22/2008. Overview. Introduction Scope History of Red Storm Core Components Importance of Top500 List. Introduction. Red Storm is a prototype model.

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top500 red storm

Top500: Red Storm

An abstract.

Matt Baumert

04/22/2008

overview
Overview
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • History of Red Storm
  • Core Components
  • Importance of Top500 List
introduction
Introduction
  • Red Storm is a prototype model.
  • Created to address the many highly complex computing problems with nuclear weapon stockpiles.
  • Lots and lots of power!
  • Importance!!
scope
Scope
  • In order to understand the true potential of the Red Storm, a firm background must be established.
  • A focus is needed in the history of the computer, the core components of the machine, and the importance of the top500 and the machines ranking list to feel the impact that this machine can have to today’s life.
history of red storm
History of Red Storm

A researcher pulls out a part of the cluster.

history cont
History (cont…)
  • Designed and created jointly by Sandia and Cray Inc.
  • Computer Science Research Institute at Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Winter 2004 - installed in Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.
history cont1
History (cont…)
  • It was designed to address the many highly complex computing problems with nuclear weapon stockpiles.
  • Purpose was to allow modeling and simulation of these problems.
components cont
Components (cont…)
  • 124.42 teraOPS peak
  • 135 compute node cabinets
    • 20 service and I/O node cabinets
    • 20 Red/Black switch cabinets
  • 12,960 compute node processors
  • AMD Opteron™ 2.4 GHz dual core processors
  • 40 terabytes of DDR memory
  • 340 terabytes of disk storage
components cont1
Components (cont…)
  • http://youtube.com/watch?v=LCKaEuhBTiA
importance of the top500
Importance of the Top500
  • Top of the line.
  • Machine Creators are well respected.
  • November 2007 – Red Storm Ranked 6th.
  • Other NNSA/Sandia placements in 2007.
    • Thunderbird – 18th in rank.
    • Razor – 143rd in rank.
importance cont
Importance (cont…)
  • Statistics on high-performance computers are of major interest to manufacturers, users, and potential users.
  • The main objective of the TOP500 list is to provide a ranked list of general purpose systems that are in common use for high end applications.
summary
Summary
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • History of Red Storm
  • Core Components
  • Importance of Top500 List
references
References
  • http://www.top500.org/node/13198
  • http://www.sandia.gov/ASC/redstorm.html
  • http://www.top500.org/orsc/2006/xt3
  • http://www.cray.com/products/xt4/index.html