Saturday, June 24, 2017

Key Questions

  • What information technology developments can help NOAA improve quantitative predictions?

Objective 1

Identify economical technology alternatives for computational effectiveness and efficiency

NOAA requires technology solutions, in addition to mission-focused R&D, to enable its science enterprise, particularly for its computationally and communications intensive components, such as numerical predictions. An important element of this objective is establishing a robust Operations-to-Research (O2R) high-performance computing environment.

R&D Targets:

  • Evaluate fine-grained computing technologies within NOAA's IT architecture as a computing resource for running NOAA models

  • Prototype, test, and assess cloud-computing techniques, demonstrating shipboard cloud-computing