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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #L403

Invitation for Bid: teraflop symmetric multiprocessor cluster

Award Info
Published Wednesday October 23, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  IBM, Springfield, IL,
Amount:  $8,000,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 3
The purchase order was issued to IBM as they were the lowest bidder meeting all specifications.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday September 10, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday September 26, 2002:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Purchasing Division
Suite 212, MC-364
616 E. Green St.
Champaign, IL 61820

for a 2 teraflop symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) cluster (Bid # L403). This minimum 2 teraflop (TF) symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) cluster will be used by the National Center for Supercomputing Application's (NCSA) applications community as a production resource. The systems must incorporate the most current available technology in the areas of processors, memory architecture, system reliability and redundancy, operating systems, system management, compilers, mathematics libraries, debuggers, profiling tools, file systems, and batch queuing system. This clustered SMP system must be able to deliver a large fraction of peak performance to a diverse set of scientific and engineering applications currently in use by the national user community. The code development and production environments must be robust and support the testing, debugging, and execution of the applications in a stable, predictable, repeatable manner across the machines in the cluster.

Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bid proposals.

(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Natalie Moore

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