Did You Know?

  • It would take the world's population tapping calculators for more than 145 hours to equal what the NCCS Discover supercomputer can calculate in one second!
  • The NCCS holds enough science data to produce a music playlist 190,000 years long!
  • If the NCCS printed out all of its data, the stack of paper would reach from the Earth out to more than three times the distance to the Moon!
  • Making the paper to print all that data would require about 1.5 billion trees!
  • Using the NCCS network, you could download an HD movie in about 6 seconds-or 560 HD movies every hour!
  • The NCCS currently has 1,600 kilowatts of power-the equivalent of 160 U.S. households!