back to article Reg inquiry sees CSIRO clarify supercomputer tender

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has clarified its requirements for a new supercomputer, after an inquiry from The Register pointed out an inconsistency in its tender. As we reported yesterday, CSIRO's tender called for Windows compatibility and either Intel x86 or IBM Power CPUs …

  1. returnofthemus

    LOL, no it's in the Bag!

    Seeing is believing https://youtu.be/-Y0ak76W_Is

  2. Trigonoceps occipitalis

    Enlightenment Requested

    Supercomputer and Windows

    I can't believe that the Met Office are running a set of Excel Macros - Forecast_Tomorrow_SouthWest etc. Is Windows just a pretty and familiar front end?

    1. david 12 Silver badge

      Re: Enlightenment Requested

      CSIRO runs a Windows HPC cluster: http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Technology/Big-computers/Bragg

      Presumably the default request was just an upgrade of the hardware, but either they are sick of it, or somebody is on a mission to clean the world of MS, or they've been told this is the "correct" way to issue a tender.

  3. RudderLessIT
    Stop

    Dear IBM, thanks for your submission, however...

    Can you imagine anyone wanting to go ahead with IBM (in Australia, at least) for the next few years? Talk about a career limiting move!

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