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LinuxPR: LinuxAlpha Supercomputer Wins Weather Procurement

Sep 17, 1999, 20:23 (1 Talkback[s])

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

"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, Colorado."

"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 added."

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