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Cray T94In November, 1997, OSC also installed two additional HPC systems, a CRAY T94 and a CRAY T3E. These systems replaced a CRAY Y-MP and a CRAY T3D, two of the Center’s most utilized systems. The T94 featured four custom vector processors at 450MHz and 1GB of memory.

Cray J90se

Cray J90seIn June, 1997, OSC engineers installed the Cray J90se system. This Scalar Enhanced series doubled the scalar speed of the processors on the base J90 model to 200 MHz; the vector chip remained at 100 MHz.

SGI Power Challenge system

In October, 1995 OSC engineers installed an SGI Power Challenge system at the KRC site. The SGI system featured 16 processors, two gigabytes of main memory (8-way interleaved), and four megabytes of secondary cache.

Convex Exemplar SPP1220

Convex Exemplar SPP1220OSC engineers in 1995 installed a Convex Exemplar SPP1220 system, a recently upgraded version of Convex’s popular SPP1000 system, featuring a new processor, memory and I/O package.

IBM RISC System/6000* Scalable POWERparallel Systems * SP2

IBM SP2In April, 1995, OSC engineers began installing a powerful new computer at the OSC/KRC – an IBM RISC System/6000* Scalable POWERparallel Systems * SP2.

Cray Y-MP 2E

Cray Y-MP 2EIn 1994 OSC installed a Cray Y-MP 2E as a complement machine to the Cray T3D MPP.

Cray T3D MPP

Cray T3D MPPOn April 18, 1994, OSC engineers took delivery of a 32-processor Cray T3D MPP, an entry-level massively parallel processing system. Each of the processors included a DEC Alpha chip, eight megawords of memory and Cray-designed memory logic.

Cray Y-MP8/864

Cray Y-MP8/864In August 1989, OSC engineers completed the installation of the $22 million Cray Y-MP8/864 system, which was deemed the largest and fastest supercomputer in the world for a short time. The seven-ton system was able to calculate 200 times faster than many mainframes at that time and underwent several weeks of stress testing from “friendly users, who loaded the machine to 97 percent capacity for 17 consecutive days.

Cray X-MP/24


X-MP and OSC staffOhio State in the spring of 1987 budgeted $8.2 million over the next five years to lease a Cray X-MP/24, OSP’s first real supercomputer. The X-MP arrived June 1 at the OSU IRCC loading dock on Kinnear Road.