IBM to Power NOAA Weather Forecasts

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This week IBM announced that its new high-performance computing technology and services will power the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) operational weather and climate supercomputers to support fast, reliable weather forecasts. The $502M federal contract continues the 10-year relationship between IBM and NOAA until 2016 and optionally through 2021.

IBM has provided dependable and scalable high performance computing capabilities over the last ten years and NOAA looks forward to the continuing partnership to provide the systems needed for improved decision support services in building a Weather Ready Nation,” said Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

IBM’s proposed system architecture for the initial phase incorporates the newest IBM iDataPlex servers, disk storage, and GPFS. Read the Full Story.