• ACCLERATING WEATHER
      PREDICTION AND
      ATMOSPHERIC MODELING
    • EARTH SCIENCES

NATIONAL WEATHER CENTER MODEL DATA HAS GROWN BY 450% IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

National Weather Centers, Regional Weather Centers, and Atmospheric Research Organizations are always under pressure to deliver faster, more accurate results. While modeling techniques have rapidly advanced, the delivery of results continues to be hampered by the sheer volume of inputs at every stage—processing the inputs and then distributing products among sites as next-step inputs.

For more than a decade, DDN has been supporting the top weather sites around the globe by delivering superior ingest and processing power that dramatically accelerates advanced weather prediction and atmospheric modeling. With DDN solutions for earth sciences, centers that are executing atmospheric simulations, hydrodynamic models in-situ, and ensemble modeling modality are benefiting from DDN’s market-leading performance, end-to-end data management, and more than a decade of experience supporting the fastest big data sites on the planet.

Organizations leverage the power of DDN technology and the deep technical expertise of our team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate, and distribute data, information, and content at the largest scale in the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective manner. With game-changing technology such as the SFA14K™ hyper-converged storage platform, earth sciences centers can perform sophisticated modeling while substantially reducing workflow bottlenecks. DDN solutions enable centers to process mixed I/O workloads quickly, support a variety of extremely large ensemble research studies, and share petabytes of data with a network of researchers around the world. Learn more about DDN’s end-to end products.

HIGHLIGHTED DDN WEATHER AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH CUSTOMERS

DDN is the leading storage solution for tier 1 and 2 weather centers around the globe, working with partners such as SGI, Cray, IBM, and Bull.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

DDN enables (NCAR) to move beyond studying weather phenomena to advancing predictions with big data simulations. NCAR uses the SFA14K® high-performance, hyper-converged, storage platform to drive the performance and deliver the capacity needed for scientific breakthroughs in climate, weather, and atmospheric-related science to power its “Cheyenne” supercomputer.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

DDN helps NOAA improve global weather forecasting capabilities, climate modeling, and research.

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The North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN):

The HLRN supercomputer powered by DDN storage enables research of arctic climate change using the HIRHAM model, coupled modeling of atmospheric and ocean interaction using FESOM and ECHAM models, and evaluation of optimization schemes for global bio-geochemical ocean models, ocean and ice interaction simulations. More details of the project are covered on the HLRN website.

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European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts uses Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan Supercomputer powered by DDN Storage to refine their highly lauded weather prediction model, the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS). More details are covered here in “The Future of Forecasting” article.

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