NASA Triples it’s Super Computer Power


NASA  NASA( Center for Computational Sciences) has nearly tripled it’s super computer power by deploying IBM’s iDataPlex servers. NASA uses these super computers to simulate earth climate and weather. NASA also uses these super computers to find relationship between our planet’s and sun. NASA, scientists are integrating the iDataPlex servers with their existing system. The resulting system will have 1,024 quad-core Intel Xeon processors and raising performance capabilities from 25 to 67 teraflops (trillion calculations per second).

Dr. Phil Webster, NCCS Project Manager and Chief of the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office at Goddard Space Flight Center, said

By nearly tripling Discover’s performance, NASA scientists will be able to run models with higher resolution and greater fidelity to the underlying physical phenomena. IBM’s iDataPlex solution for NCCS will provide critical compute power for current and future NASA Earth and space science studies.

Computational projects running on Discover include projections of Earth’s 21st century climate, a reanalysis of global weather observations taken since the satellite era began in 1979, modeling of solar activity that affects weather and communications, and complex simulations of merging black holes and solar system formation.

Source : New NASA Supercomputer Will Play Critical Role as Scientists Simulate Climate, Weather and Solar Activity

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