NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Science & Technology Bring the Universe to You JPL Email News RSS Podcast Video
Follow this link to skip to the main content

News and Events
News Board
ST icon
Office of the Chief Scientist and Chief Technologist
News and Events

News Board

Average Rating: 5 / 5 (1 ratings)
  •   star rating help
    How Do I Rate This?
    The blue stars show the average user rating for this item. To add your own rating, move your cursor over the stars to highlight them in gold, and click to show your rating. One star highlighted is the lowest rating, all five is the highest. Once you have rated an item, your rating is added to the average.
Moving seven miles of cable in six days
Moving seven miles of cable in six days

Movement of the Cosmos supercomputer center was completed in six days.

Academic part-time employees Krista Andersen, Alex McKee, Timofey Ovcharenko and Camilo Trevino recently completed a major task of mapping, disconnecting and reconnecting more than 2,000 node interconnect cables for Cosmos—the Dell Xeon cluster of 1024 CPU multiprocessors—when it was moved from Building 126 to Building 600.

Since downtime for the supercomputer affects many JPL engineering, technical and scientific activities, performing the detailed job quickly was critical.

Reassembly under the supervision of a senior member of the Supercomputing and Visualization Group involved installing the fiber in cages under the floor and reconnecting all the Myrinet switch parts. Six days after the system was turned off and 25 cabinets, each weighing 2,500 lbs., were relocated, Cosmos was available again for all users.

Site Manager:  Brian Knosp
Webmasters:  Cornell Lewis, Maryia Davis

JPL Clearance:  CL#08-4147