Num­ber of data points

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In or­der to see the dig­i­tal storm in as high a res­o­lu­tion as pos­si­ble, Orf di­vided the vir­tual space into nearly 2 bil­lion pieces, the ma­jor­ity of them cubes about 100 feet per side. In each of these chunks, the su­per­com­puter sim­u­lated fac­tors like wind speed and di­rec­tion, tem­per­a­ture, baro­met­ric pres­sure, hu­mid­ity, and pre­cip­i­ta­tion.

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