NOAA Is Prepping Two New Cray Supercomputers For Weather Forecasting — Post 2022.

by Anura Guruge

The current supercomputer array at NOAA. Image supplied by

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List of the fastest Supercomputers, from Wikipedia, as of 1997.
The new NOAA computers slot in around the marks indicated by the arrows.

I have been meaning to share this new with you for weeks. The new supercomputers are not in production use as of now. The software is being ported over & there will be months of testing. The plan is for them to go into production forecasting in mid-2022.

That they went with Cray is understandable. They have been using Cray, a pioneer in supercomputers (if not ‘the pioneer’), since the 1970s. Their forecasting software is designed for Cray. I would assume that it would take considerable reprogramming to port it, optimized, for a different make of supercomputer.

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by Anura Guruge

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