Sun Constellation System

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Sun Constellation System is an open petascale computing environment introduced by Sun Microsystems in 2007.

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Production systems[edit]

Ranger at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) was the largest production Constellation system. Ranger had 62,976 processor cores in 3,936 nodes and a peak performance of 580 TFlops.[1][2] Ranger was the 7th most powerful TOP500 supercomputer in the world at the time of its introduction.[3] After 5 years of service at TACC, it was dismantled and shipped to South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana to help foster HPC development in Africa.[4]

A number of smaller Constellation systems are deployed at other supercomputer centers, including the University of Oslo.[5]


  1. ^ "TACC > HPC Systems". The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  2. ^ "More Ranger Facts and Figures". Sun Microsystems. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  3. ^ "TOP500 List - November 2008". TOP500.Org. 2010-08-11. 
  4. ^ Salazar, Jorge (2014-07-14). "Ranger Supercomputer Begins New Life". The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  5. ^ "HPC Consortium: University of Oslo". Sun Microsystems. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 

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