C-DACs web solution to help weatherman

Written by M Sarita Varma | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: Jun 17 2009, 05:34am hrs
Now, even a flutter of a big bunch of butterflies could trip the precision of the countrys weatherman forecast. Here is some indigenous computing R&D to the rescue. Centre for Advanced Computings (C-DAC) new product high performance computing resource management engine (CHReME) is readying for not just aiding climatology, but sharpening solutions in astro-physics, structural mechanics, materials modelling, fluid dynamics and the like.

National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida will be the first to make the full use of the engine portal developed at C-DACs Thiruvananthapuram unit. Beta versions are already installed in Param Sheersh (4-terraflob supercomputing facility) in Shillong and Param Gen in Jorhat, NCMRWF head AK Bohra told FE.

Like their worldwide counterparts, scientists at NCMRWF make medium-rage and long-range forecasts by using detailed global numerical weather prediction models running on high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. It is possible for even butterfly movements to make perceptible tinkering in the results. But the CHReME advantage could sharpen accuracy, location-specificity, consistency and range of countrys medium-range weather guidance and improve credibility of our agro-advisory services, said Bohra.