Cray Signs A $54 Million Supercomputing Contract With South Korea

Supercomputing company Cray CRAY +2.06%, Inc. announced yesterday that it has signed a $54 million contract with the Korean Meteorological Administration.

As part of the contract, Cray will provide the KMA with two of their next generation XC30 supercomputer systems, one of which will be used for data production and analytics and the other for research and backup. The company will also be providing them with a Sonexion storage system.

According to a statement from Cray, the systems will be used to “provide more accurate weather forecasts through increased model resolution, new forecasting models, increased ensemble sizes, and the implementation of advanced data assimilation.”

“We live in a weather sensitive environment, and people and businesses increasing rely on us for accurate environmental forecasting,” the KMA’s Kyung Heoun Lee said in a statement. ”Our new Cray supercomputers will be a valuable resource for us to meet our strategic, operational and research objectives.”

The systems will be delivered in 2015.


If you liked this article, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for tech news, reviews and video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The LG G3 beats the HTC One (M8) to become the best smartphone in the world

Three Ways To Protect Your Business From A Digital Attack