Monday June 27, 2016

Brazil's Top Supercomputer Turned Off Due To Lack Of Cash

At first, I was like "what a bunch of tight asses" for not wanting to pay the electric bill to keep this supercomputer on. Then I saw that it was $150,000 a month and totally understood why they flipped the switch. eek!

Brazil's largest supercomputing complex is largely inactive since May due to lack of cash to pay for the electricity bills at the institute where it is based. Electricity costs to maintain the resource up and running surpass R$500,000 ($147,986) a month and funding from the Rio de Janeiro state government, currently at the brink of default, has not been readjusted to meet these demands, according to a report from Brazilian radio CBN.