December 25, 2001
IBM building world's most powerful weather super computer
Author: JT Smith
Anonymous Reader writes, "I just read an insteresting article over here (at DesignTechnica.com) about a new weather super computer that IBM is building. The whole goal of this super computer is to help in weather predictions and forecasts. Apparently this system is capable of achieving seven teraflops, or seven trillions of calculations per second and includes FAStT500 storage servers, SAN fabric and IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 systems to store observational meteorological and oceanographic data and forecast results. Pretty interesting read, always surprises me how fast technology is growing."