Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Build $35M+ Supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research to Improve Predictions of Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Solar Storms
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will use the new system to develop accurate digital models, from complex computations, for a wide range of earth’s phenomenal events
New system, powered by the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, is nearly 3.5X faster than NCAR’s existing system which it will replace in 2022
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it was awarded a $35+ million contract to build a new supercomputer using its end-to-end high performance computing (HPC) technologies for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a U.S. federally funded R&D center focused on advancing knowledge of geosciences, including meteorology, climate change, and solar activity.
The new system will be installed later this year at the National Center of Atmospheric Research -Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming and put into use in 2022. It is a significant upgrade to NCAR’s existing system, Cheyenne, running on HPE’s world-leading HPC solutions, which include compute, storage, networking and software and delivering nearly 3.5X faster speed. Latest system design will help NCAR process compute and image-intensive data to create digital models of various occurrences, from wildfires and solar storms to hurricanes and droughts, with greater accuracy.
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