PSU supercomputer to model climate change

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Portland State University researchers are building a supercomputer that will model climate issues.

The Gaia computer will provide 20 teraflops of power (that's fast enough to allow for 20 million calculations per second) as the school's top climate and tech brains explore how greenhouse gases affect the climate, how emissions affect air quality and the roles that small particles play in the planet's temperatures.

The Gaia, which will also help researchers study the energy efficiency of local and national transportation systems, will be 10 times more powerful than all the previously available computing power on PSU's campus.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

 

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