Overview of the Blue Gene/L System Architecture


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Source: IBM
Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
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Overview: The Blue Genet/L computer is a massively analogous supercomputer based on IBM system-on-a-chip technology. It is designed to scale to 65,536 dual-processor nodes, with a peak performance of 360 teraflops. This paper describes the project objectives and provides a synopsis of the system architecture that resulted. The paper discusses the application-based approach and rationale for a low-power, highly integrated design. The key architectural features of Blue Gene/L are introduced in this paper.

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