NASA’s climate supercomputer is getting a huge upgrade

Our climate models are about to get a lot more detailed. NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) announced it’s almost tripling the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer, to more than 3.3 petaflops — or to be more specific, 3.361 trillion floating-point operations per second — thanks to an upgrade courtesy of SGI Rackable hardware.

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