IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM 'Stratus' Supercomputer Is NOAA's Newest Storm Chaser

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2009-09-09
 
 
 

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

 

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

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.

Small but Powerful

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)

Speed

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.

Miles of Copper

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