Since 1986 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Language Flags

Tag: weather forecasting

Spain Grabs Bull by the Horns

Jan 15, 2015 |

Whether you’re involved in the high performance computing or not, almost every one of your days is likely planned around the findings of HPC-enabled advanced modeling and simulations for weather forecasting that tell us whether to carry an umbrella, wear extra sunscreen, or if the roads will be safe to drive on. But as more Read more…

Blue Waters Bolsters Tornado Prediction Efforts

Jan 13, 2015 |

Sometimes lifetime careers are spun from childhood events. Such was the case for Leigh Orf, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Central Michigan University, who lived through one of the worst tornadoes in recorded history. As Orf details in a recent blog, the supercell thunderstorm that hit New England on Oct. 3, 1979, spawned the deadly tornado that ran Read more…

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.