Brazilian climate forecast supercomputer to be disconnected for lack of funds

Given the lack of funds, INPE is about to shut down the Tupã supercomputer for the first time in history.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The shutdown of the supercomputer at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) due to lack of public funds may compromise weather forecasts throughout the country as of August, alerted the Brazilian Institute for Environmental Protection (PROAM), which has filed a request with the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) to maintain the meteorological monitoring.

According to the entity, the measure is even more serious given the current moment in the country, experiencing its worst water crisis in 91 years. The document has also been forwarded to the Federal Audit Court and the public defenders of the . . .

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