Hardware components installed at the university of Bielefeld:
- Two machines with socalled tube topology, one eight processor machine
QUADRICS Q1 and one sixteen
From these the Q1 belongs to the university itself, the Q2 is a kind
loan of Alenia Spazio S.p.A.
- Two machines with socalled cube topology, one 32 processor machine
installed in November 1995, and the large 256 processor machine QUADRICS
Both are a loan of the "Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft"
- All Quadrics machines are practically without operating system. Everything
necessary here is done on the front end machines, which are SUN Sparc10
running under SUN OS 4.2.1 in all cases. This operating system is enforced
by the usage of a BBKS4 board of Parsytec as a
transputer link to
the Quadrics. Alenia Spazio, who produce the Quadrics machines, is going
to develop a new custom made transputer board that also runs under
- The "Hochschul RechenZentrum" and therefore also all Quadrics
machines are connected to the outer world by a 2Mbit line.