Decommissioned: Power 7 Linux Cluster (P7)

February 27, 2012 in Decommissioned Systems

SciNet’s Power 7 (P7) cluster consisted of 5 IBM Power 755 Servers each with 4x 8core 3.3GHz Power7 CPUs and 128GB Ram. Similar to the Power 6, but running Linux, the Power 7 utilized Simultaneous Multi Threading (SMT), but extends the design from 2 threads per core to 4. This allowed the 32 physical cores to support up to 128 threads which in many cases could lead to significant speedups.

The P7 cluster was decommissioned in June 2019.