Climate change research gets petascale supercomputer

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    Climate change research gets petascale supercomputer

    1.5-petaflop IBM Yellowstone system runs 72,288 Intel Xeon cores

    By Patrick Thibodeau

    October 16, 2012 06:00 AM ET

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    Climate change research gets petascale supercomputer - Computerworld


    Climate research just got a HUGE improvement in forecast power!!!! :eusa_shhh:
     
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    They now can model the earths climate with a computer 30 times as powerful they did.
     
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    Now, if only they could write a computer model worthy of that capability. I fear that is impossible however.
     
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    Garbage in, garbage out -- at an incredible speed.
     
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    Granny says dem flyboys'll think up anything...
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    Turning PlayStations into power stations
    January 28, 2010 - Air Force will link 2,000 PS3s to make a cheaper brand of supercomputer

     
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    I'll settle for running Protein Folding on my PS3 at home. Distributed computing.

    You can also use the spare CPU cycles on any computer at home to run a variety of projects -- SETI, prime number searches, climate simulations, take your pick.

    Choosing BOINC projects
     

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