A new supercomputer in Wyoming will rank among the world’s fastest and help study phenomena including climate change, severe weather, wildfires and solar flares.
Houston-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise won a bid to provide the dollar 35 million to dollar 40 million machine for a supercomputing center in Cheyenne, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, announced Wednesday.
The HPE-Cray EX supercomputer will theoretically be able to perform almost 20 quadrillion calculations per second — 3.5 times faster than the existing machine at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
The new machine’s maximum speed per second will be roughly equivalent to each person on Earth completing a math equation every second for an entire month.
That power will enable some of the most sophisticated simulations yet of large-scale natural and human-influenced events.
The supercomputer should rank among the world’s 25 fastest after it’s installed this year and goes into…