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April 16, 2014

DOST supercomputer now up and running

Last year, we reported that PAGASA is getting an IBM supercomputer to help in weather forecasting in the Philippines. Fast forward to the present, the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer is up and running through the Department of Science & Technology (DOST).

Blue Gene

The Blue Gene/p Supercomputer

The supercomputer arrived last November and has been tested since January. It now enters operation upon the recent opening of the Philippine Genome Center, Core Facility for Bioinformatics at U.P. Diliman. It is expected to bring local researching to the next level as it will not only focus on bioinformatics; PAGASA and NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) will be utilizing it too just as reported, processing data that looks years into the future.

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15 Responses to “DOST supercomputer now up and running”

  1. Easy E says:

    Specs/ Config nito? This is nice, at least for their researches.

  2. anonymouse says:

    Yes! The future is now for PH!

  3. pasaway says:

    pasaway mode on..

    sa ibang site pa yan
    “..but will it run Crysis?”

    pasaway mode off..

  4. Ghost says:

    sawakas meron na ding super computer na latest. spec kaya nito?

  5. Hen-Sheen says:

    If those Mainframes are running Linux or Unix with a price tag of $500,000 (or maybe even more), then count me in! BTW, If have a Server Farm this big, I would put them in Norway or Iceland.

  6. Mario Crespo says:

    why they need to spend on so expensive ibm systems kung pwede naman gawing open source eh di mas tipid pa

    • wew says:


    • lolCAT says:

      ayan tuloy, nasirmonan ka.. basa2 din po..

    • lol says:

      Wut? Alam mo ba ang meaning ng open source? Ang open source na term ay mostly applied to softwares. Ang pinaguusapan dito ay HARDWARE. These supercomputers are not like your common desktop/laptop computers. It can deal with heavy tasks such as calculating a possible path for a storm (those are vector fields described with large amounts of data).

    • ben says:

      ang gagaling niyo!!! bravo!! clap clap clap!

  7. wew says:

    asan na ung mga nagcomment sa prev article nito na dapat gumamit na lng ng off-the-shelf parts na lng ang gamitin hahahaha

  8. Joseph says:

    Ay, ang YugaTech niloloko nyo yung mga taong kulang sa information. Itong IBM super computer sa ibang site yan inilabas at wala pa yan sa Pinas. Sa USA lang yan. Para kayong si Apols Quibs (Apollo C. Quiboloy na deceiver. YugaTech hindi maganda ang ganyan.

  9. adalksdj says:

    @Joseph, sorry to say sa pinas po yan project po yan ng IBM pakipuntahan na lang po yan sa UP para malaman nyo at nabalita na yan dito

  10. VBC says:

    Hopefully this helps the government in predicting the weather with the help of the people in project NOAH led by Dr Lagmay.

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