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Fox News/AP: New Supercomputer Unveiled to Help Improve Weather Forecasting

Apr 27, 2000, 22:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randolph E. Schmid)

"Researchers working on ways to improve weather forecasting unveiled a new $17 million supercomputer Wednesday that will be able to make five trillion calculations per second...."

"Installation of JET comes just three months after the National Centers for Environmental Prediction in Camp Springs, Md., installed its own new IBM supercomputer for use in daily forecasts. That machine is expected to peak at about 2.5 trillion calculations per second."

"Days after that computer went into service a winter storm caught forecasters in the Washington area off guard - a problem MacDonald said his new installation should help ease...."

"JET was developed by High Performance Technologies Inc. using the Linux operating system. It replaces a computer that could do about 100 million calculations per second."

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