NOAA Purchases 2 New Cray Supercomputers

NOAA Purchases 2 New Cray Supercomputers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced plans to refresh their supercomputer infrastructure. The firm has selected 2 Shasta units from Cray. Each system has 2560 dual-socket nodes housed in 10 cabinets. AMD Epyc 64-core 7742 processors do the number crunching. Each machine boasts 1.3 petabytes or RAM. Holy smokes! These babies will help NOAA predict and understand global weather patterns.

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