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Cray XC40 Coming to Bureau of Meteorology in Australia

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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

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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.