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NewsForge: Linux Helps Make Weather Forecasts More Accurate

Jul 07, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Weather is a tricky thing to predict, but advances in Linux-based High Performance Computing (HPC) are helping climatologists and global weather modelers achieve faster, more accurate results.

"Thomas Zacharia, associate lab director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), said the Linux movement has had a strong impact on weather and climate research, as well as other scientific areas requiring vast simulations, 'because obviously you're harnessing the collective knowledge of large numbers of people around the world...'"

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