meteorology, appeared in the September 1986 Bul- New Library at McGill Named for Walter letin (Vol. 67, No. 9, p. 1159). Hitschfeld McGill University inaugurated the Walter Hitschfeld The National Meteorological Center Environmental Earth Science Library on 15 May 1990, Acquires a CRAY Y-MP in a ceremony attended by more than a hundred The National Meteorological Center (NMC) began members of the Canadian academic and scientific community. The new library houses the meteorology, acceptance testing of a new CRAY supercomputer on oceanography, and physical geography collections 19 March 1990. The system, a CRAY Y-MP8/832, and is located in Burnside Hall with the Department the most powerful computing system now available, of Meteorology. is equipped with eight CPU's, 256 million bytes of memory, 6X10"9 sec clock cycle, 109 bytes of solid Walter Hitschfeld, known in meteorology for his state secondary storage device, and a very powerful work in cloud physics and radar meteorology, was I/O subsystem. widely admired during his lifetime and is remembered with profound affection by all who knew him. He This new supercomputer has been networked into had been a fellow of the American Meteorological the NMC ethernet local area network, as well as Society since 1969
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 1990
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