Supercomputer boosts weather forecasts for Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

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The Indian government’s Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has inaugurated a new supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, dedicated to improving weather and climate forecasts across the country. The high-performance computing (HPC) facility will provide improved weather forecasts at block level over India; higher resolution forecasts during the monsoon; high-resolution coupled models for cyclone prediction with more accuracy and lead time; improved ocean state forecasts including marine water quality forecasts at high resolution; tsunami forecasts with greater lead time; air quality forecasts for different smart cities; and high-resolution climate projections. The HPC facility will also be utilized by other MoES institutes for research activities to improve their respective weather and climate services. MoES’s new supercomputer in Pune will boost the organization’s overall HPC infrastructure to 6.8 petaflops (PF) of computing power, making it one of the 30 most powerful HPC facilities in the world.

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