Met Office confirm £1.2 billion weather forcasting supercomputer

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Met Office confirm £1.2 billion weather forcasting supercomputer - UK weather forcasting to be transformed with huge investment

The UK Met Office is set to upgrade their current forecasting supercomputer to one that is 6x more powerful (with a further 3x upgrade after 5 years). The total cost for the new system is £1.2 billion, which includes operating costs over the 10 year lifespan. The upgrade in performance will allow weather forecasting resolution down to 100m², a huge improvement on the 1500m² grid (outside London) that the current computer can compute.

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They would have been better of spending £1.2 BILLION on flood defences. :cool:
 

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