My alma mater, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, just announced that they will acquire a 4,096 CPU IBM Blue Gene (BG/L) supercomputer. This will give New Zealand a second entry in the Top 500 list, well ahead of Weta Digital. (Funnily, the local paper in Christchurch reported that they were acquiring a 130,000 CPU, 270 teraop/sec Blue Gene. That would have been something.)
I'm off to New Zealand the first week of July for the KAREN Forum in Auckland--basically an eScience conference, organized by the New Zealand advanced network organization.