Dell, NASA Deal Helps Climate Change Research
Dell signs a $5 million deal with NASA to revamp one of the agency's facilities that conducts climate research. NASA is using Dell PowerEdge C6100 servers to boost the high-performance computing capacity of its NCCS facility's IT infrastructure.Dell has inked a $5.1 million deal with NASA to provide the space agency with PowerEdge C6100 servers to revamp one of its high-performance computer facilities, which is dedicated to examining the impact of climate change on the planet. The July 15 deal calls for Dell to provide the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, which is located at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., with PowerEdge C6100 servers for its HPC infrastructure.
When the upgrade is complete, the NCCS center's HPC capacity will double to 300 teraflops, or 300 trillion calculations per second. This upgrade will allow the NCSS to create better computer models of how climate change is affecting the planet, and will help in researching the impact climate change has on the oceans and the atmosphere.