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Thursday April 23, 2015

Why Every Day Is Earth Day When GPUs Drive Climate Modeling

Our GPU technology is well known for making the land, sea and life of movies like in The Hobbit and Life of Pi eye-poppingly realistic. What you may not realize is it’s also being used by some of the world’s most powerful computers to model the very real Earth. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using GPU-powered high performance computing to develop most complex system models for climate change research using scientific and energy applications. The lab آ— operated by the U.S. Department of Energy آ— is working with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and several universities on a decade-long project known as Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME), which launched in mid-2014.

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