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SGI's compute solution selected by NASA to power climate research.

WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-November 18, 2014-SGI's compute solution selected by NASA to power climate research


Silicon Graphics International Corp (SGI) (Nasdaq:SGI), a provider of high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced on Monday that it has been selected by the NASA Centre for Climate Simulation (NCCS), to further enhance its research and analysis capabilities in climate prediction.

Financial details of this selection were not available.

The NCCS, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, is home to the Discover supercomputer, which conducts weather and climate simulations that span time scales from seasons and years to decades and centuries. As climate simulations use and produce a vast amount of data, the NCCS replaced legacy portions of Discover in order to reduce maintenance costs and meet its growing climate data needs.

NCCS has selected 1.9 petaflops of SGI Rackable clusters featuring an Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3 processor, with a non-blocking Mellanox fat tree FDR interconnect.

Reportedly, by procuring additional compute power through SGI, the NCCS will be able to analyse larger amounts of existing and new data as well as develop higher-resolution weather and climate simulations, improving the reliability of research findings. Also, these new capabilities will permit researchers to derive even more precise findings from regional-scale simulations based on global-scale climate modeling results.

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Date:Nov 18, 2014
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