£1 billion’s real money:
A new supercomputer providing more accurate forecasts of severe weather is to receive £1.2 billion from the Government towards its development.
The supercomputer itself is expected to cost £854 million
I thought we’d got to the point where a supercomputer was simply lashing thousands of PC boards together? Is there really a computer out there that will cost £800 million? And if there is, won’t it still cost £80 million in 3 years time?