First Blade Server on Cell

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Cell And, obviously, it use Linux.

Mercury Computer makes a Dual Cell-based Blade Server for scientific-military-research purpose.

Specifications:

Dual Cell BE Processors PPE core: IBM® 64-bit PowerArchitecture™ L1 cache size: 32 KB instruction; 32 KB data L2 cache size: 512 KB SPUs: 8 Local memory size: 256 KB Registers: 128 x 128 bits wide EIB: 192 GB/s aggregate bandwidth Processor internal clock speed: 3 GHz Processor-to-memory bandwidth: 24.0 GB/s Processor-to-processor coherent interface: 20 GB/s in each direction

Memory Memory (each processor): 512 MB XDR DRAM, 2 channels each ECC support: Single-bit correct; double-bit detect Flash: 8 MB NVRAM: 1 MB

Hard Disk Hard disk controller: Integrated IDE busmaster Number of hard disks (max): 1 IO Subsystems Serial ports: 2

Expansion Options Daughtercard: 2 optional InfiniBand cards

System Management System management processor: H8 environmental monitor

Software Linux® with BE-SPU extensions SAL Scientific Algorithm Library: Available PAS™ Parallel Execution System: Available TATL™ Trace Analysis Tool and Library: Available

Size Length: 429.9 mm (16.925 in) Width: 245.3 mm (9.657 in) Height: 58 mm (2.283 in) The board is a double-width Dual Cell-Based Blade in a 7U chassis Environmental Ambient temperature: 0°C to 35°C Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing Altitude: -400 m below MSL to +3000 m above MSL Noise level: 45 dB from 1 m at 35°C Power Dual Cell-Based Blade total power: Conforms to open BladeCenter requirements

Compliance Keyboard/displayless operation : FCC Class A European Directive 2002/95/EC: (RoHS Directive) Safety: UL 60950-1 and IEC 60950-1 EMC: EN 55022, EN 61000, EN 55024:1998

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