Glenn Phase I

Photo: Image of the Glenn supercomputer

In June, 2007, OSC purchased a 4212-CPU IBM Opteron Cluster (Phase 1) and named the cluster after former astronaut and statesman John Glenn. The acquisition of the IBM Cluster 1350 included the latest AMD Opteron multi-core technologies and the new IBM cell processors. Ten times as powerful as any of OSC’s current systems, the system offered a peak performance of more than 22 trillion floating point operations per second. OSC’s new supercomputer also included blade systems based on the Cell Broadband Engine processor. This allowed Ohio researchers and industries to easily use this new hybrid HPC architecture.