A new supercomputer in Wyoming will be one of the fastest in the world and will help study phenomena such as climate change, storms, forest fires and solar flares.
Houston-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise was awarded the contract to supply the machine to a supercomputing center in Cheyenne, the National Atmospheric Research Center in Boulder, Colorado, valued at $ 35 million to $ 40 million US dollars (approximately 300 million rupees). Announced Wednesday.
The HPE-Cray EX supercomputer can theoretically perform nearly 20 quadrillion calculations per second – 3.5 times faster than the existing machine in the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
The new machine’s maximum speed per second is roughly equivalent to every person on earth filling out a math equation every second for a month.
This force will enable some of the most sophisticated simulations of large natural and human influenced events to date.
After its installation this year, the supercomputer should be among the 25 fastest in the world and, according to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, go into operation in early 2022.
It will “support basic research in a way that will lead to more detailed and useful predictions of the world around us, making our society more resilient to increasingly costly disasters and improving human health and well-being,” said the Center’s Director , Everette said Joseph in a press release.
More than 4,000 people from hundreds of universities and other institutions around the world have used the supercomputing center since it opened in 2012.
The facility’s current supercomputer, named Cheyenne, is more than three times faster than its predecessor, named Yellowstone.
A competition among school children in Wyoming will decide on the name of the new supercomputer.