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Cray Goes Back to the Future for Weather Forecasting

Feb 16, 2014 |

Weather forecasting has come a long way since June of 1977, when the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) first contracted Cray to deliver one of its early Cray-1A systems across the pond. This was the first time a Cray found its way to the old country—an installation that set the stage for Read more…

Weather Forecasting for a Smarter Planet

Mar 15, 2012 |

IBM supercomputing model aims to weatherproof businesses and governments.

Ranger Supercomputer Supports Microclimate Forecasting

Mar 1, 2011 |

Hyperlocal forecasting enabled by improvements to global climate model.

Clouds Can’t Move Fast Enough for Weather Service

Aug 10, 2010 |

One might think that cloud would be a perfect fit for the weather, but for some organizations, the tie is only as strong as the terms themselves imply. Weather forecasting involves massive datasets and requires more than the 10GbE provided by Amazon’s new HPC instance type.

Predicting Success with Niwa Supercomputer

Jul 22, 2010 |

New Zealand super will be devoted to weather forecasting and bioscience.

The Week in Review

Apr 22, 2010 |

Ohio Supercomputer Center resources used to increase understanding of plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease; and Cray XT6 system selected for climate research in Brazil. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

The Week in Review

Apr 1, 2010 |

Cray wins NNSA supercomputing contract; and Tokyo Tech researchers make breakthroughs in weather forecasting using GPU computing. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

NOAA Supercomputers to Forecast Better Weather?

Sep 9, 2009 |

IBM supers tasked with improving accuracy of models.

Met Office Wants Green DC Supercomputers

May 7, 2009 |

The UK government’s weather prediction department would waste less energy if it avoided converting from DC to AC current – but it still needs more power

Zeus Is Old News: German Met Service Installs Fastest Vector Computer

May 6, 2009 |

In Offenbach, Germany, researchers at the German Meteorological Service work around the clock forecastings storms, rain and hail showers — weather conditions that usually arrive on very short notice. In order to make these seemingly unpredictable events somewhat less so, the German Meteorological Service has installed a new NEC supercomputer.

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