Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest big data news and analysis.
Daily
Weekly

Atos Wins £24M Settlement over UK Met Office Weather Supercomputer Contract

The Financial Times reported today that the government of the UK has paid a £24 million settlement to Atos over an £850 million contract awarded to Microsoft for a weather supercomputer to be used by the UK’s Met Office. “The French company, which was the only other shortlisted bidder, filed a lawsuit in May last […]

HPE Weather HPC System Stood up at Meteorological Service Singapore

HPE continued its strong showing in the HPC weather sector with the announcement it has built a 401.4 teraFLOPS supercomputer for the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) to advance forecasting and tropical climate research for Singapore and the broader Southeast Asia region. The system delivers nearly twice the performance and advanced capabilities across compute, storage, software […]

HPE to Build Weather Supercomputer for Denmark, Iceland, Ireland and The Netherlands

Building on its UK Met Office win, one of the largest supercomputer deals of the past year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced that it is building a supercomputer for the United Weather Centres – West (UWC-West), a collaboration between the Danish Meteorological Institute, Icelandic Met Office, Met Éireann, Ireland’s national weather service, and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute to advance […]

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

Atos Boosts Supercomputing Power for Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET

Paris and Madrid, February 23, 2021 – Atos announced it has been selected by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) to supply and install its computing and storage technology, through the tender “Contracting of Supply through leasing without the option to purchase a Supercomputing System for the AEMET”. Based on the BullSequana supercomputing architecture from Atos, […]

Atos and ECMWF Launch Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Modelling with HPC, AI and Quantum

London and Reading, UK; Paris, France; Bologna, Italy – October 5 2020 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and  the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), today announce a new Center of Excellence in HPC, AI and Quantum computing for Weather & Climate. The Center will be based at ECMWF’s headquarters in Reading, UK, where […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: Forecasting Water Resources and Severe Weather with Greater Confidence

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, Mark Taylor of Sandia National Laboratories talks about using exascale supercomputers for severe weather and water resource forecasting. A sub-project within the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) called E3SM-MMF is working to improve the ability to simulate the water cycle and the processes around precipitation. Our guest on the latest episode of ECP’s podcast, Let’s Talk Exascale, is Mark Taylor of Sandia National Laboratories, principal investigator of the E3SM-MMF project.

Video: Machine Learning for Weather Forecasts

Peter Dueben from ECMWF gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “I will present recent studies that use deep learning to learn the equations of motion of the atmosphere, to emulate model components of weather forecast models and to enhance usability of weather forecasts. I will than talk about the main challenges for the application of deep learning in cutting-edge weather forecasts and suggest approaches to improve usability in the future.”

Altair and Cylc Take Weather Prediction by Storm

In this Sponsored Post, our friends over at Altair explain that to keep the world’s weather sites running smoothly, Altair and the Cylc open source community have packaged an industry-leading workload manager, Altair PBS Professional™, together with the Cylc workflow engine plus other helpful plug-ins to create the Altair Weather Solution.

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.