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The agency which predicts tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan has poured cold water on the idea of using the cloud to underpin its supercomputing operations. While cloud vendors have been touting supercomputing on tap for a few years now, Tatsuya Kimura, head of the office of international affairs at the Japan Meteorological …

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>“It’s a time-critical service,” he told journalists at agency's Tokyo HQ today. “We can’t say the warning was late because of the cloud service... I think it’s a little unlikely to move to the cloud.”

Holy shit someone with the power of the purse strings and with a lick of sense about IT, in government even. Obviously not a western country. If it was, especially in the private sector, his bonus would depend on reducing costs and everything else would be second and of course he would not say the silliness above.

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