Swansea University in Wales has unveiled their new research supercomputer, deemed “Blue Ice.” The machine, procured from IBM, will be tasked almost completely with climate change workloads. According to researchers ar Swansea, the machine is capable of running 10,000 model years per week.
Previously we had only worked on individual components of a climate change model,” [Tavi Murray, scientific director of the Mike Barnsley Centre for Climate Research] said. “The computer will enable us to put them together and see how they affect one another.”
There aren’t too many technical details listed on the machine. It does, however, say there are 640 cores capable of 6.8Tflops peak.
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