Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Two Days of Weather Predicted in Just 20 Minutes

For a peek at what the future of supercomputer-powered weather prediction could look like, head into the sprawling Dallas convention center where the SC18 supercomputing show has come to life. A rich map of a million square kilometers of Switzerland and its neighbors — demarcated with high- and low-pressure areas and varying winds — shimmers on a large 4K screen. The map is the product of a GPU-accelerated COSMO weather prediction model. It offers resolution down to one square kilometer as well as 80 altitude layers — from the ground to as high as 20 kilometers.