Scalable POWERparallel 2.
A line of RISC
-based processors from IBM
using symmetric multi-processing. SP/2 replaced SP/1.
The SP2 is a classical MPP
design, based on a Shared Nothing architecture. The SP2 is an example of the Distributed Memory Processor (DMP) parallel model, with individual nodes interconnected over a LAN
, or a High-Performance Switch (HPS). SP2 systems can have from 2 to 512 nodes. Each node is a RISC system/6000
's AIX operating system
The SP2 supports applications in both technical and commercial environments. In terms of commercial applications, the SP2 is typically being used in support of, MIS
including data mining
, business applications e.g. SAP
, Alternative Mainframe/Mainframe Offload, LAN Server Consolidation.