NASA buys blue

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IBM announced yesterday that its Ames Research Center will be installing a shiny new IBM p575+. The system has 640 computational cores and is expected to peak out at over 5 TFLOPS.

IBM logoThe IBM p575+ supercomputer acquisition is the first of a four-phase procurement process that eventually will replace the Columbia supercomputer system. This phased replacement supports the requirements of the agency Strategic Capabilities Assets Program (SCAP) High-End Computing Capability to provide supercomputing capability to meet the needs of NASA’s programs and missions.