Commodity supercomputing, was: Re: NDAs Re: [Beowulf], Nvidia, cuda, tesla and... where's my double floating point?

Particle Boy steve_heaton at
Tue Jul 1 06:28:40 EDT 2008

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:22:32 +0100
From: John Hearns <john.hearns at>

 > However, the models depend on input from sensor networks - not my area
 > of expertise, but I should imagine manned and unmanned weather >stations,
 >ocean buoys to measure wave height, satellite sensors.
 >Do we see such data sources being made freely available, and in real
 >time (ie not archived data sets)??

G'day John and all

In a nutshell yes, you can can get sets of initial conditions from 
various agencies around the globe. The NCEP at NOAA is a great resource.

SOO/STRC at UCAR packages WRF EMS with the pointers built right in for 
the various feeds :)


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