A new system for Atmospheric Transport Modelling (ATM) has been installed at the headquarters of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna, Austria. This has been made possible through a voluntary contribution by Japan of around U.S.$ 737,000; see CTBTO press release and press release by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Japanese contribution has covered the procurement of high-performance computing hardware and part of the ATM expansion of the storage network. Speaking at the system’s inauguration on 26 November, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said: “This contribution will enable us to zoom further into the details when using ATM.”
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