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Photo of Discover Scalable Units 5 and 6

The Discover Supercomputer

The heart of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is the “Discover” supercomputer. In 2009, NCCS added more than 8,000 computer processors to Discover, for a total of nearly 15,000 processors with a peak performance of nearly 160 trillion operations per second. Discover-hosted simulations span time scales from days (weather prediction) to seasons and years (short-term climate prediction) to decades and centuries (climate change projection).

Credit: Photo by NASA/Goddard/Pat Izzo.

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