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Plaque - High Performance Computing and Communications Centre, 1997 Object Reg. No: HT 3533

Summary:
Certificate commemorating the opening of the High Performance Centre In 1997. Tthe Bureau of Meteorolgy and CSIRO combined resources to establish the High Performance Computing and Communications Centre (HPCCC).
Description:
Brass plaque with black engraved text.
Stand: Folding gold plastic plate holder.
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: 270 mm (Height), 355 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: plaques
Inscriptions: Plaque: TOP500 Certificate
Stand (on attached sticker): "MADE IN / JAPAN"
Awarded To: High Performance Computing and Communications Centre Bureau of Meteorology & CSIRO, Australia, 1997

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