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Korea Meteorological to Acquire Two Cray XC Supercomputers

CrayToday Cray announced that the Company has been awarded a $54 million contract to provide the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) with two next-generation Cray XC supercomputers and a Cray Sonexion storage system.

Based in Seoul, Korea, KMA is one of the world’s leading operational weather forecasting and climate research centers. In support of its mission of realizing advanced meteorological services to be in-time, accurate and valuable, KMA will use the next-generation Cray XC supercomputers to provide more accurate weather forecasts through increased model resolution, new forecasting models, increased ensemble sizes, and the implementation of advanced data assimilation.

KMA is responsible for providing services for the protection of life and property in the form of weather and climate information,” said Kyung Heoun Lee, Director of the National Center for Meteorological Supercomputing at KMA. “We live in a weather sensitive environment, and people and businesses increasing rely on us for accurate environmental forecasting. Our new Cray supercomputers will be a valuable resource for us to meet our strategic, operational and research objectives.”

According to Cray, the final system delivery is expected to be completed in 2015.

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