Here at Niwa in Wellington, is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world! It is one of its kind and has been running since 2010. This computer cost $12.7 million and is focused on problems of national and international significance – from climate change and natural hazards forecasting to modelling the human body.
The IBM p575 POWER6 supercomputer is one of the most powerful computers in the world for use in environmental research and forecasting and the most powerful of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Photography credit: NIWA
The Niwa Website has a fantastic video telling you all about this powerful computer. Click here to view.