The IBM RS/6000 SP is a distributed memory message passing parallel system based on the IBM POWER processors. Several generations of the system were developed by IBM and thousands of systems were delivered to customers. The pinnacle of the IBM RS/6000 SP was the ASCI White machine at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which held the number 1 spot in the TOP500 list from November 2000 to November 2001.

By: José E. Moreira

Published in: RC25145 in 2011


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