And yet I still don’t know whether to pack an umbrella. Anyway, according to coverage at SC Online
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration announced today that it has activated its newest weather and climate supercomputers, increasing the computational might used for the nation’s climate and weather forecasts by 320 percent. The new IBM machines process 14 trillion calculations per second at maximum performance and ingest more than 240 million global observations daily.
The upgrade is part of the multi-year lease agreement signed by NOAA and IBM back in 2002. The new system has 160 IBM p575 servers and 160 TB of disk.