Meteorological Service Singapore advances weather forecasting with new supercomputer from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The new super짯com짯pu짯ter will speed up wea짯ther pre짯dic짯tions and bols짯ter cli짯ma짯te rese짯arch into Singapore셲 tro짯pi짯cal cli짯ma짯te trends with up to 2X more per짯for짯mance and advan짯ced mode짯ling and simu짯la짯ti짯on capabilities

HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2022  Hew짯lett Packard Enter짯pri짯se (NYSE: HPE) today announ짯ced that it has built a new super짯com짯pu짯ter for the Meteo짯ro짯lo짯gi짯cal Ser짯vice Sin짯ga짯po짯re (MSS) to advan짯ce wea짯ther fore짯cas짯ting and tro짯pi짯cal cli짯ma짯te rese짯arch for Sin짯ga짯po짯re and the broa짯der Sou짯the짯ast Asia regi짯on. The new super짯com짯pu짯ter replaces MSS exis짯ting sys짯tem, deli짯ve짯ring near짯ly twice as much per짯for짯mance and advan짯ced capa짯bi짯li짯ties across com짯pu짯te, sto짯rage, soft짯ware and networking.

As cli짯ma짯te mode짯ling beco짯mes incre짯asing짯ly com짯plex due to new sea짯so짯nal pat짯terns, it requi짯res fas짯ter, more sophisti짯ca짯ted super짯com짯pu짯ting capa짯bi짯li짯ties. HPE셲 super짯com짯pu짯ting solu짯ti짯ons acce짯le짯ra짯te wea짯ther fore짯cas짯ting across the glo짯be to pro짯vi짯de real-time ana짯ly짯sis by deli짯ve짯ring signi짯fi짯cant com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal per짯for짯mance and end-to-end capa짯bi짯li짯ties to model and simu짯la짯te cli짯ma짯te data.

The enhan짯ced super짯com짯pu짯ting power will help increase fore짯cast skills through impro짯ved nume짯ri짯cal model con짯fi짯gu짯ra짯ti짯ons and advan짯ced data assi짯mi짯la짯ti짯on of ground-and space-based wea짯ther obser짯va짯tions in MSS nume짯ri짯cal wea짯ther pre짯dic짯tion sys짯tem cal짯led SINGV. SINGV was deve짯lo짯ped by MSS Cent짯re for Cli짯ma짯te Rese짯arch Sin짯ga짯po짯re (CCRS) through col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯ons with UK Met Office and part짯ners, and con짯fi짯gu짯red spe짯ci짯fi짯cal짯ly for wea짯ther fore짯casts and cli짯ma짯te appli짯ca짯ti짯ons in Sin짯ga짯po짯re and the near짯by region. 

Addi짯tio짯nal짯ly, the super짯com짯pu짯ter will enable the use of modern fore짯cast postpro짯ces짯sing algo짯rith짯ms, using machi짯ne lear짯ning tech짯ni짯ques, to impro짯ve the qua짯li짯ty of fore짯casts. The enhan짯ced com짯pu짯ta짯tio짯nal power will also allow the fur짯ther deve짯lo짯p짯ment of the fol짯lo짯wing high-reso짯lu짯ti짯on models to deli짯ver impro짯ved wea짯ther and cli짯ma짯te products:
 

  • Sub-kilo짯me짯ter sca짯le urban mode짯ling (uSINGV), which is being deve짯lo짯ped to repre짯sent the urban envi짯ron짯ment more appro짯pria짯te짯ly in wea짯ther and cli짯ma짯te appli짯ca짯ti짯ons 
  • Cou짯pled oce짯an-atmo짯sphe짯re-land-wave mode짯ling sys짯tem (cSINGV) to cap짯tu짯re and impro짯ve the under짯stan짯ding of the strong feed짯backs bet짯ween the atmo짯sphe짯re, land and oce짯an, which have a signi짯fi짯cant impact on the wea짯ther and cli짯ma짯te over the Sou짯the짯ast Asia region

 

Sin짯ga짯po짯re con짯ti짯nues to dri짯ve its natio짯nal initia짯ti짯ves with super짯com짯pu짯ting pro짯jects that signi짯fi짯cant짯ly con짯tri짯bu짯te to sci짯ence, acce짯le짯ra짯te inno짯va짯ti짯on and impro짯ve a ran짯ge of are짯as for the grea짯ter good of its citi짯zens, said Trish Dam짯kro짯ger, Chief Pro짯duct Offi짯cer and seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent, HPC, AI, & Labs at HPE. 쏻e are hono짯red to play a role in the nation셲 digi짯tal agen짯da and be sel짯ec짯ted by the Meteo짯ro짯lo짯gi짯cal Ser짯vice Sin짯ga짯po짯re to build them a powerful sys짯tem with advan짯ced, end-to-end super짯com짯pu짯ting tech짯no짯lo짯gies that will fuel Singapore셲 wea짯ther intel짯li짯gence and speed up pre짯dic짯tions of extre짯me cli짯ma짯te events.

The MSS, which is part of Singapore셲 Natio짯nal Envi짯ron짯ment Agen짯cy (NEA), is dedi짯ca짯ted to pro짯vi짯ding the nati짯on with time짯ly wea짯ther fore짯casts, insights into Singapore셲 tro짯pi짯cal cli짯ma짯te, and bet짯ter under짯stan짯ding of event pat짯terns in mon짯so짯ons, heat짯wa짯ves and air pol짯lu짯ti짯on. To advan짯ce MSS mis짯si짯on, the new super짯com짯pu짯ter, which will be built using the HPE Cray super짯com짯pu짯ter to deli짯ver powerful, end-to-end per짯for짯mance and capa짯bi짯li짯ties, will impro짯ve mode짯ling and simu짯la짯ti짯on of com짯plex wea짯ther data to pro짯vi짯de more accu짯ra짯te, real-time wea짯ther fore짯casts and war짯nings to citizens.

At CCRS, our sci짯en짯tists and soft짯ware engi짯neers are com짯mit짯ted to deve짯lo짯ping advan짯ced mode짯ling sys짯tems and exami짯ning com짯plex data to pro짯vi짯de time짯ly wea짯ther fore짯casts for our nati짯on, which due to the island셲 uni짯que geo짯lo짯gi짯cal posi짯tio짯ning, often expe짯ri짯en짯ces various of wea짯ther pro짯ces짯ses on a dai짯ly basis, said Prof. Dale Bar짯ker, Direc짯tor (CCRS). 쏛fter col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ting with Hew짯lett Packard Enter짯pri짯se to design the new super짯com짯pu짯ter, our rese짯arch cen짯ter will gain a fas짯ter sys짯tem with next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on tech짯no짯lo짯gies to advan짯ce mode짯ling and simu짯la짯ti짯on tools, while intro짯du짯cing new capa짯bi짯li짯ties to test and app짯ly future types of appli짯ca짯ti짯ons for deeper rese짯arch methodologies.

Sin짯ga짯po짯re boosts natio짯nal wea짯ther and cli짯ma짯te intel짯li짯gence with next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on supercomputer

MSS is gai짯ning near짯ly 2X more per짯for짯mance, with a peak per짯for짯mance 401.4 tera짯flops, using the fol짯lo짯wing set of new tech짯no짯lo짯gies span짯ning com짯pu짯te, net짯wor짯king, sto짯rage and software:
 

Addi짯tio짯nal짯ly, as with MSS pre짯vious Cray-based super짯com짯pu짯ter, the new sys짯tem will con짯ti짯nue to use Alta짯ir짰 PBS Pro짯fes짯sio짯nal짰, one of the industry셲 lea짯ding job sche짯du짯ling and workload mana짯ger solu짯ti짯ons to effi짯ci짯ent짯ly sca짯le and opti짯mi짯ze various mode짯ling, simu짯la짯ti짯on and AI workloads.

The super짯com짯pu짯ter is hos짯ted at the CCRS셲 Data Centre.

To learn more about CCRS rese짯arch efforts that the new super짯com짯pu짯ter will sup짯port, plea짯se visit: http://ccrs.weather.gov.sg/

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