IBM 'Stratus' Supercomputer Is NOAA's Newest Storm Chaser

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IBM 'Stratus' Supercomputer Is NOAA's Newest Storm Chaser

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Small but Powerful

According to NOAA officials, Stratus is 34 times more powerful than the most powerful supercomputer a decade ago, and can fit in a space half the size of a tennis court.

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Speed

It would take a person with a calculator 3 million years to tabulate the number of calculations Stratus can perform in a second, according to NOAA. (Photo courtesy of NOAA)

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Miles of Copper

The chips inside Stratus contain 2,000 miles of copper wiring, which would stretch from Washington, D.C., to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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