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NIWA Selects IBM To Provide New Supercomputer To Advance Environmental Forecasting

The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and IBM have announced a multi-million dollar partnership which will see NIWA acquire the most powerful climate research supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere.

The IBM Power 575 supercomputer and its supporting infrastructure will cost $12.7 million and represents one of the most significant single investments in science in New Zealand.

The IBM Power 575 will benefit all New Zealanders, as accurate environmental forecasting is essential for the future growth of New Zealand’s most important industries.

Press releases
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31 Aug 2009 NIWA Selects IBM To Provide New Supercomputer To Advance Environmental Forecasting
23 Jun 2009 IBM Achieves Record 10th Straight Number One Showing on TOP500 Supercomputer List
08 Apr 2008 IBM Turns on the Water for Energy-Efficient Supercomputer

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31 Aug 2009
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  • IBM Hydro Cluster Water Cooling Technology

    IBM Hydro Cluster Water Cooling Technology

    Date added: 31 Aug 2009

    IBM Research's Water Cooled Chips: Scientists at IBM's Zurich Research Lab are working on the future of water cooling, brining cold water to the hottest part, directly on the chip itself, and then capturing the water at its hottest and piping it off the chip for re-use.

  • IBM Hydro Cluster Water Cooling Technology

    IBM Hydro Cluster Water Cooling Technology

    Date added: 31 Aug 2009

    IBM Research's Water Cooled Chips: Scientists at IBM's Zurich Research Lab are working on the future of water cooling, brining cold water to the hottest part, directly on the chip itself, and then capturing the water at its hottest and piping it off the chip for re-use.


Contact(s) for the Press kit

Kirsty Shaw
Communications, IBM New Zealand
+64 (9) 359 8705
kirstys@nz1.ibm.com