Whatever the weather

“The UK Met Office recently installed a new HPC system to improve weather and climate data analysis. The Scientific Processing and Intensive Compute Environment (SPICE) platform is a file storage solution that lets scientists combine data from both current simulations and their huge archive of historic data to build more accurate models. Laura Shepard, senior director of product marketing at DataDirect Networks (DDN), said: ‘…With the new cluster and DDN storage, activities that used to take several days – like comparing hundreds of thousands of historic weather observations with their current-day counterparts – now run in several hours.’”…

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