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Met Office to triple its computing power

ZDNet - The Met Office is planning a vast increase in its computing power and storage capabilities to meet growing complexity in its forecasting models, the weather forecaster said on Tuesday. The Exeter-headquartered organisation said next year it will install a fourth generation of high-performance computing that will triple its computing power. Within the last few years, the Met Office has already outgrown two generations of supercomputers from Cray and NEC. It now has an IBM Power 6-based supercomputer — already the most powerful of its peers — but believes it will soon outgrow that system too.