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JET

Located at the David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC) in Boulder, Colorado. The Jet system totals 55,984 cores of 64-bit Intel CPU’s, with a total capability of 1,795 trillion floating point operations per second – or 1.79 petaflops with a total scratch disk capacity of 6.6 Petabytes. 

Jet primarily supports the High Performance Computing (HPC) needs of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP), Global Systems Division (GSD) numerical weather prediction, and other weather research. Since 2009, Jet has been used to run real-time jobs, via reservation schemes in the batch scheduler, in support of HFIP during hurricane season and various other high-priority GSD Research to Operations (R2O) projects including the extensive testing that was necessary to ready the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) weather model for NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) operations.