Thailand Meteorological Department Improves Weather Forecast Accuracy with HPE High Performance Computing Solution
June 26, 2018 • News Advisory
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- HPE high-performance computing solution enables Thai Meteorological Department to better forecast weather changes
- Able to forecast weather more than seven days in advance, by month or by season
- Solution provides intelligence to improve overall protection against natural disasters
HPE solution to support atmospheric research and natural disaster predictions in Thailand
BANGKOK, Thailand – 26 June 2018 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that the company has partnered with the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) to implement a high performance computing (HPC) solution to better forecast weather changes and more accurately predict natural disasters.
To improve efficiency, portability, maintenance, scalability and productivity in the departments Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model, which supports atmospheric research and operational weather prediction, TMD selected HPE Apollo 2000 servers, featuring the unique capability to store data using HPE 3PAR, a world-class storage array designed to work seamlessly with HPE Apollo.
As the main organization in Thailand responsible for forecasting weather changes and natural disasters, TMD is constantly looking to improve the technology supporting its WRF model to ensure more effective and accurate forecasts of natural disasters in identified risk areas. It needed a technology boost using high performance computing to fine tune the accuracy with which it delivered weather predictions in the present, short and long term.
Thailand depends on our department for spot-on forecasting, and not just for weather changes, but also massive natural disasters-- like tropical cyclones or shore storms that could cause damage to the economy, and to our people, their property and their livelihood. HPE stood out with an innovative hybrid IT solution that met our needs and delivered a solution that helped us support our mission-critical business functions and deliver on the needs of the country, said Boonlert Archevarahuprok, Senior Meteorologist, Thailand Meteorological Department
The HPC-supported WRF system is expected to help TMD forecast rainfall within a four square kilometre spatial resolution and forecast weather more than seven days in advance, by month or by season. The high performance computing system will also help deliver intelligence that will help TMD support the development of government policies in areas such as sustainable water management and improve overall protection against natural disasters.
"The Thai Meteorological Department was looking for a solution to manage unpredictable mixed workloads to enable accurate weather forecasting, said Palasilp Vichivanives, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Thailand. Our customized solution delivers a flexible, scalable and cost-effective configuration for the TMD to accelerate performance of their mission-critical applications and improve forecasting."
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