Climate Research Computer Will be Upgraded to Petascale

Climate research computer at ORNL (Oak Ridge National Lab) to be called ‘Gaea, Mother Earth

The Cray XT6, which has a peak capability of 260 teraflops, will be upgraded in the future and eventually reach the petascale capability. The supercomputer is part of the $215 million project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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