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NOAA to Acquire 5 Petaflops of Weather Forecasting Power

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This week NOAA announced an increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts.

It’s Raining HPC – How Supercomputing is Shaping Weather Forecasts

Meike Chabowski, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE.

“Supercomputing has also ushered in the era of the personalized, mobile forecast. In 2006, IBM announced a supercomputer that could provide a forecast within one kilometer of its source. Eight years later, Weather.com’s mobile app tells us the exact forecast for our town.”

Met Office Supercomputer Maps Storm Long Before it Forms

A £30million computer used by the UK Met Office in the UK was able to accurately predict the size and path of a recent storm four days before it had taken shape.