Jaguar XT5 Supercomputer (Linux Operating System)

Linux Update:    Currently Linux Mint 10 provides the best balance for most applications. It is based on Ubuntu and incorporates the Novell Security Suite by default.    The Linux Security Module (LSM) has also been incorporated in the latest version of the Linux Kernel for unmatched Network security.

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MJB Associates can provide the expertise needed for your transition to the latest 64-bit hardware and operating systems for your home or office.

We can provide customized computers specially constructed for extreme environmental conditions.  This approach to quality construction can significantly reduce your down time due to electrical anomalies, overheating, dust, moisture and industrial contaminants.  Case modifications to add extra cooling fans provide additional protection against CPU and motherboard overheating.  Additional surge protection circuitry is also added for enhanced component protection.  Protective electronic coatings help reduce the possibility of failure from condensation, salt spray and other environmental contaminants.

Our current approach is to work exclusively with the 64-bit technology now available.  New 64-bit software is currently being developed and will be on the market shortly.  Purchasing  the latest hardware now will guarantee compatibility for future 64-bit software releases.

The 64-bit technology systems will have tremendous performance gains due to monumental increases in memory capacity.  Operating systems will take advantage of this by loading and running large programs from the increased system memory.  Accessing memory is 10,000 times faster than trying to access information from the hard disk.  These systems are also able to run existing 32-bit software without difficulty.

Business packages can provide customized state of the art Desktop systems for extended service life and reduced maintenance cost.

Why invest in present technology only to face increased depreciation when the 64-bit systems become the industry standard?


This HP system represents our best value in a desktop workstation. Currently, many workstation and notebook configurations are available.

Generally, low cost or economy configurations should be avoided. The Linux operating system provides the best performance on 64-bit computers using additional 64-bit graphics cards.

The Linux Mint OS used provides access to over 30,000 free software applications, many of which parallel available Windows applications. You do not need to install or maintain anti-virus protection with Linux. The Open Office suite is provided with the OS and emulates MS Office* applications such as Word*, Excel*, Access* and PowerPoint*.

The following free programs are also available: Google Earth, Google Picasa, Firefox, Google Chrome 64-bit Browser, Opera Browser, TrueCrypt, LimeWire and many others.

*MS Office, Windows, Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation

Joe Smetona


Typical MJB base computer specifications

Jaguar Supercomputer (Linux)

Jaguar #1 in top (non-gpu) 500 Supercomputers

NCCS (Jaguar)

"The operating system for Jaguar is the Cray Linux Environment. This consists of a full-featured version of Linux on the service nodes and the Compute Node Linux micro-kernel on the compute nodes. The micro-kernel is designed to minimize partition overhead allowing scalable, low-latency global communications."

This is currently the fastest (non-GPU) computer in the world. Currently, the fastest supercomputer is the China's Tiahne-1A which consists of 14,336 Intel Xeon CPS's and 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M2050 GPU's It's contained in 103 cabinets and weighs 155 tons, and consumes over 4 megawatts of electricity.

Both the original Tianhe-1 and Tianhe-1A use a Linux-based operating system

AMD Athlon 64 Processor
Key Architectural Features
(From AMD Website)

The AMD64 core provides leading-edge 32-bit performance and support for future 64-bit applications

  • AMD64 technology provides full-speed support for x86 code base for uncompromising 32-bit performance, with readiness for tomorrow's 64-bit applications
  • 40-bit physical addresses, 48-bit virtual addresses
  • Eight new (sixteen total) 64-bit integer registers
  • Eight new (sixteen total) 128-bit SSE/SSE2 registers
  • Including support for 3DNow! Professional technology and SSE2

A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated DDR memory controller

  • Supports PC3200, PC2700, PC2100 or PC1600 DDR SDRAM
  • Unbuffered DIMMs
  • 72-bit DDR SDRAM memory (64-bit interface + 8-bit ECC)
  • Up to 6.4 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • ECC protection enables increased system reliability

HyperTransport technology for high speed I/O communication

  • One 16-bit link up to 2000MHz
  • Up to 8 GB/s HyperTransport I/O bandwidth
  • Up to 14.4 GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth

Large high performance on-chip cache

  • 64KB Level 1 instruction cache
  • 64KB Level 1 data cache
  • Up to 1MB Level 2 cache
  • Improved branch prediction for greater accuracy in anticipating instruction calls
  • Enhanced TLB structures for better memory management of complex workloads

All AMD64 processors, including the AMD Athlon 64 FX, AMD Athlon 64, and Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors, are enabled with Enhanced Virus Protection.By providing extra security at the platform level, AMD lets you easily embrace the future of computing. This technology can deliver added protection for the applications of today and tomorrow. As a result, you can enjoy real peace of mind.

With the power of AMD64 technology, your computer has security built right in. The combination of AMD64 technology with Windows XP SP2 can help your system to better withstand attacks from certain classes of viruses. This can help you experience safer e-mail and Internet browsing, as well as increased network and memory protection.

Linux also can provide additional security.

  • Prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses, which are transported via e-mail and instant messaging applications
  • Surf the Internet with confidence, knowing you have an extra level of protection against certain harmful web downloads
  • Help improve the integrity of your home and office network

Note: Prices and specifications are subject to change.

Typical MJB base computer specifications