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Short Take: National Weather Service shines on IBM

The National Weather Service has selected IBM for a new supercomputer to improve weather forecasting. Under a four-year, $35.6 million deal, IBM will provide its RS/6000 SP system, which will be used to model the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and to predict weather, flood, and climate forecasts.

The National Weather Service has selected IBM for a new supercomputer to improve weather forecasting. Under a four-year, $35.6 million deal, IBM will provide its RS/6000 SP system, which will be used to model the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and to predict weather, flood, and climate forecasts.