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IBM wins contract for new supercomputer

IBM wins contract for new supercomputer

Under the mystical-sounding name 'Blue Storm', IBM will build the fastest supercomputer in the world to date. According to the planning, the system is to be used to calculate the weather on the European continent.

The main task here will be the calculation of the 21 million reference points in the global atmosphere provided by the ECMWF system. The previous supercomputer is to be exceeded by a factor of five. The aim is to create even more precise weather forecasts in an even shorter time. The current top 100 supercomputers make it clear how much computing power the Blue Storm will carry. The system is said to be a gigantic ten times faster than the currently leading ASCI-White (IBM) with 12.3 tera-flops. The basis for such records will be the IBM eServer p690 (code name Regatta) with Power4 CPUs. Linux workstations are used as the OS. The price is unknown.