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.
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