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NZ Herald: Anthony Doesburg – Wet or dry? Super computer has the forecast

Peter Griffin posted in on August 23rd, 2010.

Anthony Doesburg writes in the New Zealand Herald about NIWA’s new supercomputer, which the organisation hopes will allow it to more accurately forecast weather conditions, why it’s called ‘Fitzroy’, and what it is capable of doing. Improved forecast accuracy could help give people better warning about hazards such as floods (which would decrease damage costs […]

Dom Post: Predicting success with Niwa supercomputer

Peter Griffin posted in on July 22nd, 2010.

Kate Chapman writes in the Dominion Post  about NIWA’s new supercomputer, which is being officially launched today. At only half its eventual processing power, the machine is still 100 times more powerful than NIWA’s existing supercomputer, and will be used to model both natural events and the human body. An excerpt: (read in full here) […]

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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