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Blue Protein (Main Computer System) -CBRC-

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Processor 8,192 processors
(Dual PowerPC 400 700MHz; per node)
Memory 2 TeraBytes
(512 MB SDRAM-DDR per node)
Networks 3D Torus - 175MB/sec in each direction
Collective Network - 350MB/sec; 1.5 micro sec latency
Global Barrier/Interrupt
Gigabit Ethernet(machine control and outside connectivity)
Compute Nodes Dual processor; 4096 nodes (1024 nodes per rack)
I/O Nodes Dual processor; 128 nodes (32 nodes per rack)
Operating Systems Compute Node - Lightweight proprietary kernel
I/O Node - Embedded Linux
Front End Nodes - SuSE SLES 9 Linux
Service Nodes - SiSE SLES 8 Linux
Performance 22.9 teraflops peak(virtual node mode)
11.4 teraflops peak(coprocessor mode)
18.2 teraflops Linpack
Size Width:4517mm / Depth:915mm / Height:1958mm
Power 124kVA(31kVA/rack)
File System General Parallel File System for Linux
8 File Servers (xSeries 345), 20 TeraByte Disk System
Front End Node 2way Power5 1.65GHz(p520), C++, Fortran
Service Node 4way Power4+ 1.5GHz(p650), DB2 UDB

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Possible application at CBRC

possible application at CBRC No.1   possible application at CBRC No.2
A trajectory of a disease-related mutant of human prion protein (P102L) projected along its first three principal components.
(by Sekijima et al.)
  Complex model of histamine H1 receptor (light blue) and its antagonist.
(by Hirokawa)
Molecular dynamics simulations:
Analysis of the molecular dynamics of disease-related proteins, or target proteins of drug design.
  Protein-ligand docking simulation:
Protein-ligand binding prediction, estimation of binding free energy, etc.



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