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Tech Roundup: Brazil’s supercomputer under threat

The main news about Brazilian tech and innovation this week

Supercomputer shutdown could cause weather data blackout in Brazil
Tupã supercomputer. Photo: INPE

This week’s topics: Supercomputer shutdown could leave Brazil without weather data. Central Bank postpones the second phase of open banking. Brazil’s booming video game sector.  

Supercomputer shutdown could cause weather data blackout in Brazil

After the Jair Bolsonaro administration removed the monitoring of forest fires from the purview of the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) — a strictly technical agency operating under the Science and Technology Ministry — the institute is set for another blow. In August, the country could see a blackout of weather data caused by the potential shutdown of Inpe’s Tupã supercomputer, due to a...

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