NOAA Supercomputing Capacity Expanded for Advanced National Weather Forecasting

FALLS CHURCH, Va. –  The computing capacity of twin supercomputers used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been expanded by 20 percent….

NOAA, ORNL Launch 10 PFLOPS HPE Cray HPC System for Climate Research

April 12, 2023 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is launching a supercomputer dedicated to climate science research. The system is the fifth supercomputer to be installed and run by the National Climate-Computing Research Center at ORNL. The NCRC was established in 2009 as part of a […]

GDIT Begins Running Twin HPE-Cray Supercompuers for NOAA Forecast Modeling

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that NOAA’s National Weather Service will begin running its operational weather, water, climate and space weather forecast models on GDIT’s twin supercomputers. Meteorologists will produce weather forecast products using output from these model runs. These forecasts are critical for […]

Why HPE Cray EX Is the Supercomputer of Choice at Leading Weather Centers

[SPONSORED POST] For decades, compute resources used for weather forecasting have tracked with advances in state-of-the-art supercomputing. Which is to say that the weather segment demands systems with the greatest data ingest and storage capacity combined with the most powerful processing capabilities. As the accuracy of daily weather forecasts and warnings of severe weather depend on high-performance computing combined, increasingly, with artificial intelligence, it is perhaps not surprising that weather segment IT spending has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hyperion Research predicts that it will in fact grow by an astonishing 33 percent between 2021–20241, significantly outpacing

NOAA Upgrades Global Weather Model Following 2020 HPC Additions

The U.S. National Oceanic and and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today it is upgrading its Global Forecast System (GFS) weather model to improve hurricane genesis forecasting, modeling for snowfall location, heavy rainfall forecasts and overall model performance. In February 2020, NOAA announced it will triple if its weather and climate supercomputing capacity with the addition […]

NOAA seeks proposals to help develop world’s best weather forecast model

NOAA is seeking a technology partner to help design and build the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). This extramural center will accelerate scientific research and engineering to create the world’s most accurate and reliable operational weather forecast model. “Through EPIC, the United States has a unique opportunity to harness the talents of the most brilliant modelers in the world to advance operational global numerical weather prediction,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., acting NOAA administrator.

NOAA to triple weather and climate supercomputing capacity

The United States is reclaiming a global top spot in high performance computing to support weather and climate forecasts. NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, today announced a significant upgrade to compute capacity, storage space, and interconnect speed of its Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System. This upgrade keeps the agency’s supercomputing capacity on par with other leading weather forecast centers around the world.

Orion Supercomputer comes to Mississippi State University

Today Mississippi State University and the NOAA celebrated one of the country’s most powerful supercomputers with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Orion supercomputer, the fourth-fastest computer system in U.S. academia. Funded by NOAA and managed by MSU’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory, the Orion system is powering research and development advancements in weather and climate modeling, autonomous systems, materials, cybersecurity, computational modeling and more.

Job of the Week: Scientific Programmer at Redline Performance Solutions

RedLine is seeking a a Scientific Programmer/Analyst – MRMS candidate(s) to support the Implementation and Data Services Branch (IDSB) in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO). The IDSB supports the implementation, maintenance, and Tier-2 support of the operational production suite on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) HPC systems and of the applications on NOAA’s Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) systems.

Video: Advancing U.S. Weather Prediction Capabilities with Exascale HPC

Mark Govett from NOAA gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “We’ll discuss the revolution in computing, modeling, data handling and software development that’s needed to advance U.S. weather-prediction capabilities in the exascale computing era. Creating prediction models to cloud-resolving 1 KM-resolution scales will require an estimated 1,000-10,000 times more computing power, but existing models can’t exploit exascale systems with millions of processors. We’ll examine how weather-prediction models must be rewritten to incorporate new scientific algorithms, improved software design, and use new technologies such as deep learning to speed model execution, data processing, and information processing.”