IBM and Mother Nature

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IBM and The Nature Conservancy announced today they are joining forces to enlist HPC technologies to save some of the world’s great rivers.

From the release

Working through The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership, the two organizations will build a new computer-modeling framework that will allow users to simulate the behavior of river basins around the world, helping inform policy and management decisions that conserve the natural environment and benefit the people who rely on these resources.

IBM’s expertise in managing massive amounts of data from multiple sources and providing easy access for a range of users is essential to enabling the research and analysis required to transform freshwater management and develop practical solutions. The company will also offer the raw computing power to store, manage and analyze the massive amounts of data needed to model large river systems worldwide.