Amalka Supercomputing facility
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The Amalka Supercomputing facility is the largest of the three Czech parallel supercomputers. It is used by Department of Space Physics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Amalka Supercomputing facility is credited with computing the first kinetic magnetic field model of Mercury in the MESSENGER project. It also helped to understand the results from the Cluster II mission.
At present, the facility is supporting the THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) project. The results will be useful in planning for creating permanent human bases on Moon that will be protected from solar wind.
|Generation||Year||Processing Rate||# of Computers||# of CPUs||# of Cores||Other parameters|
|1||1998||units of MFlops||8||8||8|
|2||2000||tens of GFlops||16||16||16|
|3||2003||around 1 TFlop||96||188||188|
|4||2006||2,6 TFlops||138||272||360||180 GB RAM, 20 TB HDD, 40 kW|
- http://terezka.ufa.cas.cz/shs/index.html Amalka Supercomputing facility homepage[dead link]
- http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itbiz.cz%2Fja_jsem_amalka_nejvykonnej_i_superpocitac_v_cr&sl=cs&tl=en&history_state0= I am Amálka, the most powerful supercomputer in the Czech Republic (Google Translation from Czech)
- http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/36/28/05/PDF/AG_genot_09.pdf Mirror structures above and below the linear instability threshold: Cluster observations, ﬂuid model and hybrid simulations
- http://terezka.ufa.cas.cz/shs/amalka4/index.html MESSENGER: Exploration of Mercury's magnetosphere[dead link]
- http://www.mediakom.cz/intel/2009_11_11-Amalka/ – photos from the 6th generation launch