TACC Ranger Upgrade: Another 80 TeraFLOPs, Please

As was announced yesterday, the 508 TFLOP Ranger supercomputer at TACC will be upgraded this weekend. All 15,744 2.0 GHz quad-core AMD processors will be replaced with 2.3 GHz processors, effectively adding another 80 TFLOPs to the system’s peak performance rating. Ranger is currently the largest Sun Constellation System in the world and the largest open, scientific computing system in the world.

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