Video: Data Driven Ocean & Atmosphere Sciences at MoES in India

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC19, Dr. Suryachandra Rao from MoES presents: Ocean/Atmosphere Sciences: A Data Driven Science. The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is mandated to provide services for weather, climate, ocean and coastal state, hydrology, seismology, and natural hazards; to explore and harness marine living and non-living resources in a sustainable way and to explore the three poles (Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas).

MoES recently inaugurated a new supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, dedicated to improving weather and climate forecasts across the country. The HPC facility will provide improved weather forecasts at block level over India; higher resolution forecasts during the monsoon; high-resolution coupled models for cyclone prediction with more accuracy and lead time; improved ocean state forecasts including marine water quality forecasts at high resolution; tsunami forecasts with greater lead time; air quality forecasts for different smart cities; and high-resolution climate projections. The HPC facility will also be utilized by other MoES institutes for research activities to improve their respective weather and climate services. MoES’s new supercomputer in Pune will boost the organization’s overall HPC infrastructure to 6.8 petaflops of computing power, making it one of the most powerful HPC facilities in the world.

To sustain 81 GBytes/sec of I/O performance, MoES currently has a 27 petabyte file system on an DDN SFA18k system.

Dr. Suryachandra Rao is a scientist at the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India. 

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