Thunderbird (supercomputer)

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Operators Sandia National Laboratories
Architecture4,480 dual-Xeon servers
Operating system Linux
Speed60 teraflops
Ranking TOP500 : 6, November 2006
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Thunderbird is a supercomputer cluster at Sandia National Laboratories. The system was built by Dell, Inc. It is a cluster of 4,480 dual-Xeon servers. It can do 60 teraflops and according to the TOP500 list, in November 2006 it was the sixth most powerful supercomputer in the world and has the lowest cost per teraflops. As of November 2007 it is no longer in the top ten.

The Thunderbird supercomputer at Sandia labs encounter some severe cooling problems requiring the airflow to modified to make the cooling more effective. [1]

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  1. "After the Storm: The supercomputer that saved Cray".