Roadrunner: Hardware and Software Overview

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 January 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4477-00
(50 pages)

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Authors: Deb Landon, Dr. Andrew Komornicki, Gary Mullen-Schulz


This IBM® Redpaper publication provides an overview of the hardware and software components that constitute a Roadrunner system. This includes the actual chips, cards, and so on that comprise a Roadrunner connected unit, as well as the peripheral systems required to run applications. It also includes a brief description of the software used to manage and run the system.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Roadrunner hardware overview
Chapter 2. Roadrunner software overview
Appendix A. The Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) processor

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