U.S. National Weather Service announces new supercomputers.
Just saw the following from American Meteorological Society newsletter. You may know this already:
Timely and accurate weather forecasts protect every American citizen, every segment of the economy and play an increasingly important role in emergency preparedness and response to severe weather events,” said Kevin Connell, GDIT vice president and general manager for Science and Engineering. “With triple the computing capacity of NOAA’s current system, GDIT’s WCOSS supercomputers will enable future upgrades to the National Weather Service's models that are essential for accurate and timely forecasts and warnings, to protect life and property and enhance the American economy. We are proud to support NOAA on this mission-critical program.”
The supercomputers also will enable NOAA to upgrade its U.S. Global Forecast System in the fall and the launch of the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System, a new hurricane forecast model expected to go live in 2023.