The Japan Meteorological Agency begins operation of its 10th-generation supercomputer system

The Japan Meteorological Agency begins operation of its 10th-generation supercomputer system

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12 June 2018

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) began the operation of its new supercomputer system on 5 June 2018. The system has 10 times more capacity in terms of meteorological numerical calculation than its predecessor, and can also process larger amounts of data at higher speeds.

JMA leverages its supercomputer for a variety of numerical calculations in monitoring and prediction of weather and climate conditions over periods ranging from the short term to several months ahead, and utilizes the results to support the output of meteorological information for use in disaster prevention, daily life, socio-economic activity and a variety of other areas.

The Agency plans to utilize the new supercomputer for precise early prediction of typhoons and localized torrential rain and for improvements in various types of information, including sequential prediction on scales ranging from weeks to months.

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