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$18 million buys NIWA new Cray supercomputers

Rob O'Neill | June 13, 2017
Old IBM-based FitzRoy supercomputer to be retired in favour of big iron from Cray.

The new supercomputers will also allow NIWA to improve early warnings of the effects of severe events, such as flooding and storm surge", Mr Morgan said.

Together, the new supercomputers have up to 13 times the computing capability and more than six times the storage capacity of their predecessors. The supercomputers will provide more than 33,500 compute cores - equivalent to about 16,000 laptops - as well as huge storage.

They are also significantly more energy efficient, and will use only about two-thirds of the electricity of NIWA's current supercomputer.


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