IBM Helps Bolster Supercomputing in the Philippines

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This week IBM announced that the Philippine government has chosen an IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer to support R&D projects focused on reducing poverty, improving government processes, and enabling smarter weather management.

The IBM Blue Gene supercomputer will be most applicable to DOST’s major programs such as NOAH and Smart Agriculture, “said DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo. “First we will work toward Blue Gene’s integration to Project NOAH to provide more advanced seven-day local weather forecasts. We can also use it to run various weather models and validate the accuracy of results almost real-time.”

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