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insideHPC Special Report on HPC Weather Forecasting and Climate Research


In the pantheon of HPC grand challenges, weather forecasting and long term climate simulation rank right up there with the most complex and computationally demanding problems in astrophysics, aeronautics, fusion power, exotic materials, and earthquake prediction, to name just a few. This special reports looks at how HPC takes on the challenge of global weather forecasting and climate research.

Weather Prediction with Intel Xeon Phi


“Modern Numerical Weather prediction (NWP) can now use many thousands of cores in a single run of the application. By using modern CPUs such as the Intel Xeon processors and the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, tremendous performance and efficiency can be obtained. It is important to remember that many of the applications are written in Fortran and many of the contributors are domain experts, not parallel programming gurus.”

Australian Bureau of Meteorology to Manage Cray Workloads with Altair PBS Pro


Today Altair announced that its PBS Professional has been chosen to manage workloads for the new Cray supercomputer to be installed at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency.

Swiss CSCS to Power Weather Forecasts with GPUs on Cray CS-Storm


Today Cray announced that the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) has installed a Cray CS-Storm cluster supercomputer to power the operational numerical weather forecasts run by the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). This is the first time a GPU-accelerated supercomputer has been used to run production numerical weather models for a major national weather service.

Cray XC40 Coming to Bureau of Meteorology in Australia


Today Cray announced the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has awarded the Company a contract worth up to $53 million to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. This further strengthens Cray’s leadership position in the global operational weather and climate community, as an increasing number of the world’s leading centers rely on Cray supercomputers to run their complex meteorological and mission critical models.

NOAA to Acquire 5 Petaflops of Weather Forecasting Power


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,’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.