Tag Archives: Weather Forecast

IBM to Launch Weather Forecasting Model; Mary Glackin Quoted

IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Co. plan to launch this year a weather forecasting model that could have potential applications in the federal government, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. The Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting system is designed to generate short-term weather predictions worldwide by analyzing data from smartphones, aircraft-based sensors and other data sources using POWER9 processors.

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NASA Launches Cyclone Tracking Satellite Aboard Orbital ATK-Built Pegasus Rocket

A NASA satellite system designed to collect weather data for use in tropical cyclone forecasting lifted off Thursday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Pegasus rocket. Pegasus carried the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System into low-Earth orbit after the rocket was deployed at approximately 39,000 feet from Orbital ATK’s Stargazer L-1011 carrier aircraft that took …

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Juniper to Provide Networking Infrastructure for Natl Center for Atmospheric Research Supercomputer

The federally funded National Center for Atmospheric Research has selected Juniper Networks to build the networking infrastructure for a new supercomputer that scientists will use to forecast climate patterns and analyze the effects of global warming. Juniper said Wednesday the machine will be deployed to the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center this fall and is designed to generate 5.34 quadrillion calculations per second. Tim …

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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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Raytheon Secures $77M FAA Contract for Weather Processing Systems; Michael Espinola Comments

Raytheon has been awarded a $77 million contract to upgrade weather data systems and information display technologies for the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the NextGen Weather Processor platform. Under the contract, Raytheon will equip the backend program used for weather prediction with advanced processing and 4D modeling capabilities …

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