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  • BoM to rollout $77M supercomputer and storage

    The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) will spend $77 million on a Cray supercomputer and storage system it claims will deliver more accurate weather forecasts and warnings across the country.

    Written by Byron Connolly21 July 15 14:26
  • China retains supercomputing crown in latest Top 500 ranking

    A supercomputer developed by China's National Defense University remains the fastest publically known computer in the world while the U.S. is close to an historic low in the latest edition of the closely followed Top 500 supercomputer ranking, which was published on Monday.

    Written by Martyn Williams13 July 15 17:02
  • NOAA's next supercomputer will be a Cray-IBM hybrid system

    On Jan. 14, the U.S. upgraded its main weather forecasting model, which subsequently did a very good job in predicting the track of last week's East Coast blizzard. It correctly predicted that heavier snows would be east of New York City, even as the official weather forecast -- based on a mix of computer models -- had the city getting buried in two feet of snow.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 Feb. 15 00:02
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  • The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

    In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.

    Written by Jon Gold15 July 15 04:39
  • China likely to become No. 1 in supercomputing this week

    China has produced a supercomputer capable of 54.9 petaflops that will likely be recognized as the world's fastest system this week with the unveiling of a new Top500 list.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau17 June 13 10:17
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