back to article Cray, IBM to boost NOAA's super powers

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched the next phase of an upgrade process which it says will increase the power of its supercomputing systems tenfold. The upgrade, to be carried out by IBM and Cray, is due for delivery by October, and when it's completed the administration's two hunks …

  1. William Boyle

    Dad would have been thrilled!

    My father, an astro-geo-physicist, was a director of NOAA before he passed away in the early 1990's. He would have loved this new gear! I remember how happy he was to get his first 10MB drum drive for the computer in the department he was chairman of back in the early 1960s. It really enhanced his research into sub-atomic particles - mesons in his case. 10MB - wow! :-) Now, I have 32GB micro SD cards that are no bigger than my little fingernail and that would out-perform that drum drive by many orders of magnitude.

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