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Budget | 2014-15

Budget 2014-15
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2014-15

Part 3: Capital Measures (continued)


Bureau of Meteorology — supercomputer

Capital ($m)
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
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Related expense ($m)
Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
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Total — Expense 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

The Government will replace the Bureau of Meteorology's existing supercomputer, which will reach its expected end‑of‑life in mid‑2016. The supercomputer is used for the Bureau's weather forecasts and warnings across Australia. The project includes the purchase and installation of the supercomputer, with a mid‑life upgrade in 2018‑19, associated supporting infrastructure, the progressive integration of new modelling and prediction systems, and the operation of the associated data centre and network links.

The cost of this measure will be partly met from within the existing resources of the Bureau.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication due to commercial‑in‑confidence considerations.

The Government will provide a further $0.4 million over four years to the Department of Finance for the Gateway Review Process for the implementation of the project.