Video: TACC Ranger Tackles Hurricane Forecast

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

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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