"At fire-up, the NCI says Raijin became Australia's number one supercomputer and number 24 in he TOP500 supercomputer list."
But can it poach an egg?
How long does it take to fill a supercomputer? A day, if you're the new Raijin machine at the National Computing Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University. Formally opened to user traffic on Monday, Raijin is a Fujitsu Primergy system with 57,472 SandyBridge cores, 160 TB of main memory, 10 PB of usable high- …
To answer some of the questions in the comments: it runs Linux (http://www.top500.org/system/177976 - btw, it was #24 on Top500 last November, it is #27 now), the total power is about 1.111MW (#57 on the latest Green500 list - http://www.green500.org/lists/green201211&green500from=1&green500to=100), and once you build such a beast you want it to be utilized as much as possible, so all I've read is that the Aussies consider it useful.
It is not clear what exactly is meant by "spiked to full capacity". I seriously doubt that it ran at the peak performance in terms of petaflops. Most likely this means that they could not fit any more queued jobs at some point. Which usually happens when utilization is at 70-80%, with a good scheduler. If you carefully orchestrate just a few jobs on the first day to use all the machine's resources you can, in principle, fill it to 100%, but that is not normal operation.
[Icon: tooltip says "OS to the Gods", Raijin is a Japanese god, innit?]
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