NIWA’s new supercomputer

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 research capability as well as its economy, particularly as many of its primary industries including farming, horticulture and tourism, are heavily affected by climate.

News coverage:

Newstalk ZB: Weather goes hi tech

NZPA in The New Zealand Herald: NIWA purchases supercomputer

Radio New Zealand: NIWA buys supercomputer

The Dominion Post: $12 for climate change computer

The National Business Review: NIWA: $12 million supercomputer will trim insurance bills