The national operated Weather Bureau has announced they have purchased a new supercomputer and a data storage system. The contract has been awarded to Cray Incorporated a global company with a proven track record in high quality number crunching computer systems. The Cray XC40 supercomputer will be required to run complex meteorological and mission critical models for weather forecasts with unprecedented information, particularly prior to and during severe and extreme weather.
Also the Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system has been purchased featuring an awesome 12 petabytes of high performance storage capacity.
Statement from the CEO Cray Inc. see below:
"The Bureau of Meteorology produces a wide range of weather forecasts and meteorological services that have significant socio-economic impacts to a vast number of people, and we are honored that a Cray supercomputer will power their models," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray.
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