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NOAA Upgrades River Flow Forecasting on New Crays

Aug 16, 2016 |

The flooding now occurring in Louisiana and Mississippi is a stark reminder of how disruptive and potentially dangerous floods can be. Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched a new simulation tool – the National Water Model (NMW) – running on NOAA’s new Cray XC40 supercomputers that greatly extends and enhances NOAA’s ability Read more…

Météo-France Fires Up Bull Supercomputer Running on ‘Broadwell’ Processors

May 9, 2016 |

This spring Météo-France, the national meteorological service for France and its overseas territories, turned on its ‘new’ supercomputer, a long planned upgrade delivered by Bull/Atos that doubled the performance of its predecessor (already on the Top500 list), significantly reduced power consumption, and is allowing Météo-France to increase the resolutions of its weather and climate models. Read more…

Swiss Weather Forecasting Achieves 1.1km Resolution on ‘Piz Kesch’

Apr 1, 2016 |

After six months of tweaking – producing a 20 percent reduction in time-to-solution for weather forecasting – MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, today reported its next generation COSMO-1 forecasting system is now operational. COSMO-1 requires 20 times the computing power of COSMO-2 and runs on the hybrid CPU-GPU supercomputer, Piz Kesch, operated by Read more…

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.