Sun Constellation System

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

Main hardware components[edit]

Software stack[edit]


Production systems[edit]

Ranger at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is currently the largest production Constellation system. Ranger has 62,976 processor cores in 3,936 nodes and a peak performance of 580 TFlops.[1][2] Ranger is currently the 15th most powerful TOP500 supercomputer.[3]

A number of smaller Constellation systems are deployed at other supercomputer centers, including the University of Oslo.[4]


  1. ^ "TACC > HPC Systems". The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  2. ^ "More Ranger Facts and Figures". Sun Microsystems. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  3. ^ "TOP500 List - November 2010". TOP500.Org. 2010-10-11. 
  4. ^ "HPC Consortium: University of Oslo". Sun Microsystems. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 

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