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.
FEATURED USER VIDEO: NCAR
|NCAR’s Evolving Infrastructure for Weather and Climate Research - Video
In this video from the DDN User Group at SC16, Pamela Hill, Computational & Information Systems Laboratory, NCAR/UCAR, presents NCAR’s Evolving Infrastructure for Weather and Climate Research
FEATURED DDN WEATHER AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH CUSTOMERS
The North-German Supercomputing Alliance
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.
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.
- High-density configuration permits 10x boost in capacity within a reduced footprint
- Improved data ingest, analysis and collaboration globally
- Ability to utilize a mix of flash and rotating media to speed performance for a variety of applications including WRF, MITgcm and BLAST