Weather supercomputing 'heads to Italy'

BBC News 

Member states of the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) made the indicative decision to relocate the facility on Wednesday. The ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 22 full member states from Europe, with another 12 co-operating nations. These forecasts are then shared with the member national meteorological agencies, such as Meteo France and the UK's Met Office. "It has been clear for a while now that the current data centre facility does not offer the required flexibility for future growth and changes in high-performance computing technology," ECMWF's Director-General Florence Rabier said in a statement.