Video: TACC Ranger Tackles Hurricane Forecast
September 16, 2008 Leave a comment
Thanks to Inside HPC for pointing us to this story in the Austin Statesman:
“TACC’s Ranger supercomputer has recently been tasked by two weather research teams to make detailed forecasts and high-resolution studies of this season’s hurricanes affecting the US. The models are really beginning to stike a chord as 165 miles southwest, Houston is still feeling the effects of Hurricane Ike.
“They are using a huge amount of computer horsepower,” said [Karl Shulz,associate director of TACC] , who said using the new models to crunch through storm data can use as much as two-thirds of Ranger’s computer capacity over a period of several hours. Full Story