SGI used to predict Ivan

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When NASA weather forecasters tried to plot the path of Hurricane Ivan this week, they turned to a Silicon Graphics Inc. supercomputer.
“The actual prediction of events like hurricanes is one of the hardest problems in supercomputing,” said Jill Matzke, SGI high performance computing marketing manager. “It’s especially difficult due to the time constraints.”
Supercomputers are coveted for their vast simulation capabilities, from predicting weather to simulating space missions. SGI’s supercomputers helped weather forecasters analyze the path, direction, intensity and rainfall amounts of Hurricane Ivan.
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