New NCAR supercomputer to be built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

By Staff
01/27/2021 - 8:00am

NCAR has announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will build the next supercomputer to be installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The HPE Cray EX cluster will be delivered in the fall of 2021 and will become operational in early 2022. The 19.87-petaflops system, which NCAR plans to name soon, is expected to deliver about 3.5 times the scientific throughput of the current Cheyenne supercomputer. The new system will get 20% of its sustained computing capability from graphics processing units (GPUs), with the remainder coming from traditional central processing units (CPUs).

See the news release for more information.

NCAR's next supercomputer is expected to deliver about 3.5 times the scientific throughput of the current Cheyenne supercomputer, advancing Earth system science research as depicted in this CISL Visualization Gallery image from a Community Earth System Model variable-resolution regional climate simulation.