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IBM SP

(IBM Scalable POWER) A family of massively parallel (MPP) computer systems from IBM based on its RS/6000 (pSeries) models that incorporate various POWER and PowerPC CPUs. First introduced in 1993, SP configurations support from two to 512 processors. IBM SP systems run AIX and use IBM's POWERparallel architecture, which is a high-speed interconnect between processors (SP switch).

In 1994, the University of New Mexico's Maui High Performance Computing Center installed an SP2 with 400 CPUs, providing 100 gigaflops of computational power. See POWER and pSeries.
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IBM today announced that renowned Duke University researchers will utilize a powerful IBM SP supercomputer to create models of the heart that they hope will lead to uncovering causes and developing treatments for life-threatening heart conditions.
Using the IBM SP, the Duke team of researchers can access the horsepower needed for our computationally intense heart modeling," said Dr.
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At Boston University we have a long tradition of forefront computing and we are quite confident that the work of our scientists will be a showcase for the IBM SP.
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The addition of the current generation IBM SP technology will extend our leadership in scalable computing technologies and meet the growing computational requirements of our users.