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Canada upgrading technology

Postby stuffradio » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:24 pm

As of August 15, we will be upgrading our computers for weather prediction. Here's an email I got this morning

Dear MSC Datamart users,

In order to provide continually improved weather and environmental
prediction services, Environment and Climate Change Canada, in
collaboration with Shared Services Canada, will be switching to a new
high-performance computing infrastructure as of *Tuesday, August 15**^th
**2017*, beginning with the 12 UTC model runs.

In terms of computing capacity, we will reach the important petaflop
scale (1 million gigaflops), which will put us on par with other
international weather centres.

Although we do not expect any major issues, if you notice any issue with
the products as of August 15^th , please do not hesitate to contact us
at the address ec.dps-client.ec@canada.ca. We appreciate your usual
collaboration.

More details available in this GENOT:
http://dd.meteo.gc.ca/doc/genots/2017/0 ... 00___10150

Kind regards,
Sandrine

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Re: Canada upgrading technology

Postby Missionbcwx » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:03 am

So in other words more computer generated inaccurate garbage.
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Re: Canada upgrading technology

Postby stuffradio » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:43 pm

Missionbcwx wrote:So in other words more computer generated inaccurate garbage.

No, more accurate data. Remember the GEM did fairly well in the snow department even though it was overdoing the snow a lot.

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Re: Canada upgrading technology

Postby Missionbcwx » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:27 am

stuffradio wrote:
Missionbcwx wrote:So in other words more computer generated inaccurate garbage.

No, more accurate data. Remember the GEM did fairly well in the snow department even though it was overdoing the snow a lot.
O.k. then if that's the case then the GEM will be more accurate when it buries us again this winter with 3 feet of snow. :lol:
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Re: Canada upgrading technology

Postby stuffradio » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:28 am

Sadly they are postponing this upgrade until the 21st.

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Re: Canada upgrading technology

Postby lightningmanAB » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:45 am

stuffradio wrote:Sadly they are postponing this upgrade until the 21st.


And delayed again...

AFTER MONTHS OF PREPARATION, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA,
IN COLLABORATION WITH SHARED SERVICES CANADA, WILL BE SWITCHING TO
A NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE FIRST PART
OF SEPTEMBER (EXACT DATE TO BE DETERMINED).

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Re: Canada upgrading technology

Postby Hound » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:40 am

They couldn't get the Celeron out to make way for the Pentium. (Sarcasm)
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