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Top 500 Certificate - High Performance Computing & Communications Centre, 1997 Object Reg. No: HT 3532

Certificate ranking the NEC SX-5 as 122nd in the top 500 supercomputers in the world.
In 1997, the Bureau of Meteorolgy and CSIRO combined resources to establish the High Performance Computing and Communications Centre (HPCCC).
Certificate with printed text on marbled cream paper.
Stand: Folding gold plastic plate holder. On attached sticker: "MADE IN / JAPAN"
Statement Of Significance:
The SX4, SX5 and the SX6 are the direct heirs and natural succesors to CSIRAC, which was used for similar activities. CSIRAC was used to produce what could be the first 24 hour weather forecast in Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Bell - High Performance Computing and Communications Centre Bureau of Meteorology & CSIRO, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 220 mm (Height), 370 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Mount closed

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Tagged with: computing, mainframe computers, climate modelling, weather forecasting, supercomputers, digital computers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: awards
Inscriptions: Certificate: TOP500 Certificate
Stand (on attached sticker): "MADE IN / JAPAN"
Awarded To: High Performance Computing and Communications Centre Bureau of Meteorology & CSIRO, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997

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