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 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.