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DOE Lab, HPE Implement Supercomputers for Air Force Weather Research

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has helped the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory build and implement a pair of high-performance computing machines designed to primarily support weather modeling and forecasting efforts by the U.S. Air Force.

The company said Wednesday the “Fawbush” and “Miller” supercomputers constitute a system now operational at ORNL that is powered by HPE Cray EX technology.

The machines are named after two Air Force meteorologists who predicted a 1948 tornado that struck the Tinker AF Base in Oklahoma.

HPE built the supercomputer pair to process data at a speed 6.5 times faster than the military branch’s existing weather prediction system.

“We look forward to our continued collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in supporting a range of complex science and engineering research, which includes powering ORNL’s Frontier, one of the nation’s upcoming exascale systems,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager for high-performance computing at HPE.

Air Force researchers use atmospheric and solar data in efforts to disseminate weather intelligence to U.S. military operations worldwide.

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