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Govt. Computer News: NOAA predicts Linux supercomputer will improve forecasts

Apr 27, 2000, 14:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patricia Daukantas)

"Government weather researchers are turning to the Linux open-source operating system to help them improve the accuracy of their precipitation forecasts."

"Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Forecast Systems Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., today unveiled a $17 million Linux-based supercomputer named Jet."

"This was one of the first competitive procurements that was won by a Linux supercomputer," said Luke Lonergan, technical director of High Performance Technologies Inc. (HPTi) of Reston, Va., which built the system for NOAA."

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