NASA increases computational power to Discover supercomputer by 30%

NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) has announced that it has increased the computations power to the Discover supercomputer, its primary computing platform by 30%, the agency said.

NCCS is located at NASA´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The project Scalable Unit 15 (SCU15) was awarded to, built by and installed by Aspen Systems, Inc., in order to add a 25,600-core scalable compute unit onto the system for increased data analysis on our climate through visualized data modeling.

This latest addition brings Discover to over 129,000 cores and a peak speed of nearly 6.8 petaflops by employing 1st Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and 100 gigabit-per-second Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) interconnects.

Aspen Systems, Inc., is a privately held company located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. It is a manufacturer of High-Performance Computing (HPC) products specializing in supercomputers, technical storage solutions and low latency high-speed networking. Aspen is a single purpose company focused on HPC technology, with trusted partnerships with NASA, Lockheed Martin, NREL, the Department of Defense, National Laboratories.