NEW DELHI: Juniper Networks has announced it has been selected by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to provide the networking infrastructure for a new supercomputer that will be used by researchers to predict climate patterns and assess the effects of global warming.
The new supercomputer will be installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) this fall and will be fully operational in 2017.
"This new system will enable more accurate and actionable projections about the impact of weather and climate change and is expected to perform 5.34 quadrillion calculations per second, making it one of the top performing supercomputers in the world. Juniper Networks was selected to provide the system’s networking infrastructure, allowing scientists around the world access to this critical climate and weather research tool" the statement said.
“The new supercomputer is expected to benchmark among the top supercomputers in the world. The network will allow scientists around the world to access resources and foster a community of global collaboration," said Al Kellie, Associate Director, NCAR, Computational and Information Systems laboratory.
“As chair of the Advisory Board for the Community Earth System Model, I can't emphasize enough the importance of remote access to the NWSC. This access enables scientists at institutions widely dispersed geographically to access state-of-the art computational, modeling and analysis tools essential for advancing our knowledge and predictive skills in weather and climate. The NCAR supercomputing infrastructure is integral to the success of our national program in climate research," said Dr. Leo Donner, Physical Scientist, GFDL/NOAA and Lecturer, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University.
“We’re thrilled that NCAR turned to Juniper Networks to meet its most demanding challenge yet. Juniper is proud to support the creation of a state-of-the-art supercomputing platform that will allow scientists and researchers to study the impact of climate and weather on the world’s populations and environments," said Tim Solms, Vice President of US Federal Sales, Juniper Networks.