- Frost is now decommissioned and no longer available. You can visit NCAR and see it as a part of the exhibit for visitors. This page remains for archival purposes only.
frost.ucar.edu was IBM Blue Gene/L system housed at NCAR. Frost was originally acquired by the Front Range Computing Consortium funded by NSF MRI grant in 2004 and matching funds, and put into service in 2005, with one cabinet of 1024 nodes for 2048 processors. UCD has contributed 11% of the matching funds. After the original NSF award expired, NCAR and CU have continued to run the computer and enlarged it by additional cabinets decommissioned at other institutions to 4 cabinets with total 4096 nodes for 8192 processors.