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Weather forecasting in Mongolia

As is reported in The Register Cray ships Mongolian cluster…, in MarketWire Mongolia’s National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring Orders a Cray XE6m Supercomputer with the latter reporting that :

…NAMEM specializes in weather forecasting and climate projection integration in Mongolia, and will use its Cray XE6m system to perform regional weather and climate models for operational and research purposes.

The Mongolian terrain consists of steep mountains and rolling plateaus, and the country’s weather is characterized by extreme variability in both short-term weather and multi-year averages. With an economic sector that relies heavily on weather and climate for livestock and arable farming, a compelling need exists for a supercomputer capable of producing high-resolution weather forecasts….

Which means that the descendants of Genghis Khan whose nomadic habits rely on deep understanding of their environment in order to survive need a computer programmed by people living in cubicles to tell them the weather? Yeah, sure.

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