Machine type | Vectorprocessor |
---|---|

Models | S-3800/x60, S-3800/y8z; x=1,2 y=1,2,4 z=0,2 |

Operating system | VOS3/HAP/ES (IBM MVS compatible) and OSF/1 |

Compilers | FORT77/HAP vectorising Fortran 77 |

**System parameters**:

Model | S3800/x60 | S3800/y8z |
---|---|---|

Clock cycle VPU | 2 ns | 2 ns |

Clock cycle scal. proc. | 6 ns | 6 ns |

Theor. peak performance | 4-8 Gflop/s | 8-32 Gflop/s |

No. of processors | ||

Scalar | 1-2 | 1-4 |

Vector | 1-2 | 1-4 |

Main memory | 256-1024MB | 512-2048MB |

Extended memory | <=16GB | <=32GB |

**Remarks**:

The S3800 is the current top-end system of Hitachi's S-3000 series. Five different models are offered: The 160 and the 260 in which the 260 is simply the 2-CPU version of the the 160. Furthermore, there is a sub-series 180, 280, and 480, of which the 280 and 480 are again 2-CPU and 4-CPU versions of the 180. However, in addition, there is a model 182 with 2 scalar processors and 1 vector processor as is offered in the Fujitsu VPX200 series and for the same reason: context switching delay between jobs should be reduced by this scheme. The smallest model, the S-3800/160 has 4 multi-functional multiply/add pipes which may deliver up to 8 results per clock cycle. This is equivalent to 4 Gflop/s. In the /180 the number of pipes is doubled to 8 with a corresponding peak performance of 8 Gflop/s. All models feature one or more separate divide pipes. As the multi-headed systems can work in parallel, the top model, the S-3800/480, may theoretically attain a speed of 32 Gflop/s.

Hitachi now delivers an auto-parallelising compiler, which features parallelising compiler directives similar to those of Cray and NEC. The OSF/1 system can be run under the MVS-like VOS3/HAP/ES, but it can also be run as a native operating system.

**Measured Performances**: The first S-3000
system, a S-3800/480, was installed in January 1993 at the University of Tokyo.
Tests with the EuroBen benchmark were done on this system in July-September
1993. During these tests a speed of 5.7 Gflop/s was observed for the evaluation of
a degree polynomial on a single processor. In matrix-vector
multiplication, speeds of 6.5 Gflop/s on one processor were measured (see
[#euroben#

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