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IBM indexes New Zealand innovation

Peter Griffin posted in on May 29th, 2013.

IBM today released its second Innovation Index revealing that New Zealand’s overall innovation rate increased three per cent in the four years to 2011, boosted by increased spending on research and Development during the global financial crisis. R&D expenditure grew at an average rate of 7.6 per cent per annum between 2007 and 2011, largely driven […]

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NIWA’s new supercomputer

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

NIWA has announced its purchase of a $12.7 million dollar supercomputer – the most powerful of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – for use in environmental forecasting. The computer, which will also support the Natural Hazards Research Platform, was purchased as as it is felt that accurate environmental forecasting is vital to New Zealand’s […]

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