July 7, 1997
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Berkeley
Lab began acceptance tests Aug. 4 of the center's new Cray T3E-900
supercomputer, one of the most powerful unclassified computers in
The acceptance test program involves running a well-defined workload
of scientific applications on the 512-processor supercomputer. As
the tests progress, users of the machine at Berkeley Lab will also
be able to run a limited number of applications on the T3E.
In order to pass the acceptance test, the T3E must be available
for computing 90 percent of the time over a 30-day period. The tests
are being coordinated by the NERSC Systems Group.