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Supercomputer maker Cray has managed to get the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, to take delivery of a Cray XT5m minisuper, getting its foot back in the door of a facility that helped put Cray on the map. In 1976 NCAR took delivery of the very first Cray-1A vector super designed by Seymour …

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Joke

Anyone for my old...

IBM 386SX box? Might have a co-processor knocking about...

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Anonymous Coward

For increased accuracy...

...junk all the hardware and put up a poster bearing the legend: "Tomorrow's weather will be much the same as today's"

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Coat

who knows

With a development machine perhaps they could try building a model that gave 7 day accuracy at least.

Even if it took 9 days to run

It could *always* be made faster.

Mine's the one with "Premature optimisation is the root of nearly all evil" on the back.

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Anonymous Coward

Dumping Supercomputers?

What... like, Buy One Get Two Free, from Lidl?

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Pint

Because just what we need...

...is even more computing power behind today's iffy-at-best weather forecasts. Soon, we may be able to predict the temperature of vanilla pudding at ten o'clock in Greenwich, England, on the twelfth of May, 1976 - er, I mean ... something like that.

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Where is the AGW angle?

Surprise! No reaction from the AGW deniers yet!

Yes, I AM trolling for trolls.

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Coat

The be-all and end-all of AGW posts.

What does weather prediction have to do with global warming?

Nothing that I can tell.

Here goes anyway:

This crazy <INSERT LOCAL WEATHER ANOMALY THAT ISN'T REALLY ANOMALOUS> is definitive proof of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

And the reverse:

AGW is a complete crock as evidenced by this crazy <INSERT LOCAL WEATHER ANOMALY THAT ISN'T REALLY ANOMALOUS>.

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