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  • Supercomputing the weather with ‘Thor’

    Thor models global weather patterns and provides individual air bases and army units with specific forecasts for areas as small as 17 square kilometers. The computer system is comprised of nearly 1,000 individual blade servers. Thor’s increased capacity allows weather Airmen at Offutt to generate initial conditions and process them. Locally produced baseline data, combined with Thor’s increased processing speed, results in forecasts reaching the warfighter in half the time. This gives forecasters and mission planners up to three extra hours to exploit forecasts.
  • Weather Squadron tech refresh keeps reports flowing to combatant commanders

    The requests for proposal were released in January. AFLCMC-Hanscom expects an award announcement in the coming weeks, according to Rouleau. The selected company will upgrade the systems at a contract value of $3 million.
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