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ICHEC mail #41

Posted: 2008-11-20

Dear users,

As you may know, the Walton cluster and Hamilton shared memory system will be decommissioned in mid-December 2008, and we intend to get the new National HPC Service in full operation on 1st January 2009 on our new flagship cluster, “Stokes”.

This new service will be preceded by a Transitional “at risk” Service from 25th November to 31st December 2008, as part of which existing Walton/Hamilton projects will be granted access to the new system. Details of the procedure are described in the attached document.

We are also pleased to announce that Stokes has been ranked at position 118 of the November 2008 Top500 (www.top500.org). With a sustained performance of 25.11 TFlops and peak performance of 28.67 TFlops, this makes Stokes the most efficient cluster in this Top500 (87.6% efficiency). Further details will follow very shortly.

Best wishes,

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