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IBM Concludes Upgrade Work on NOAA’s Weather Forecasting Supercomputers; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

IBM has completed upgrade work on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s supercomputing systems intended for weather and climate forecasts under a $44.5 million contract. The company worked to increase the operational computing capacity of the Luna and Surge supercomputers from 776 teraflops to 2.89 petaflops each, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. “The …

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Japan Weather Satellite Tracks Typhoon Maysak Through Exelis Imager

Japan’s national weather agency has used an Exelis imaging instrument on the Himawari-8 weather satellite to collect weather and environmental images such as Typhoon Maysak and the clouds and snow around Mount Fuji. The company said Friday the imager works to support the satellite’s weather forecasting and tracking, fire detection, air pollution analysis, vegetation assessment and volcanic …

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