Our client Cray just signed a $36 million contract with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), to deliver new XC40 and XC40-AC supercomputers later this year.
ECMWF specializes in global numerical weather prediction for the medium range (up to two weeks ahead), and also produces extended-range forecasts for up to a year ahead, with varying degrees of detail. The center uses advanced computer modeling techniques to analyze observations and predict future weather. Forecasts are produced and sent out twice daily to Member State national meteorological services for their use. Source: Scientific Computing.
You can read more about the announcement below:
- January 25, 2015 / ZDnet: Weather Forecasting Supercomputer Gets a $36m Upgrade
- January 25, 2015 / Scientific Computing: Cray Signs $36M Contract to Upgrade European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Systems
- January 25, 2015 / eWeek: Cray Gets $36 Million to Upgrade Weather Facility Supercomputers
- January 25, 2015 / Dataconomy: Cray Signs $36 Million Contract to Upgrade Systems at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
- January 25, 2015 / GeekWire: Cray Wins $36M Supercomputer Contract for European Weather Predictions
- January 25, 2015 / InsideHPC: ECMWF to Upgrade Cray XC Supercomputers for Weather Forecasting