LinuxPR: LinuxAlpha Supercomputer Wins Weather Procurement

FSL Chooses Revolutionary Alpha Linux Cluster for
Supercomputer; First Linux Cluster Chosen in Major Supercomputing

“One of the fastest computer systems in the world has just been
acquired by the Department of Commerce to help the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) further improve existing
weather forecast models and develop new ones, Commerce Secretary
William M. Daley announced. The $15 million contract has been
awarded to High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTi) of Reston,
Va., to provide a High Performance Computing System to NOAA’s
Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL), located in Boulder,

“This acquisition will help researchers improve forecasts of
severe weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and winter storms,
and ultimately, to save lives and property,” said Daley. “It will
also provide a boost to the American supercomputing industry,” he