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PSSC Labs announces collaboration to develop HPC solutions for weather modelling

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PSSC Labs, a developer of custom HPC and Big Data computing solutions, today announced it is working with Atmospheric Data Solutions, (ADS) to provide a new turnkey HPC system aimed at weather modelling applications.

PSSC Labs will work with ADS to provide powerful and customised supercomputing solutions for their weather modeling products, maximising performance while staying within the budgetary constraints of each organization utilizing the end product. In addition to deploying PSSC Lab’s PowerWulf Clusters, ADS works with PSSC Labs to ensure the installation of custom modelling software on all HPC solutions - providing a turnkey solution that is delivered ready to use.

‘PSSC Labs was accommodating every step of the way, whether it was finding the best hardware configuration within our client’s budget or allowing our engineers on site to work on the clusters before delivery,’ said Scott Capps, principal and founder of ADS. ‘The result is that our clients can now run models four times a day, as opposed to only twice a day with previous HPC set ups, with the results from the models delivered faster as well.’

The PowerWulf Cluster consists of 768 Intel Xeon Processor Cores, 4 Nvidia Tesla GPU Adapters, 2.1 TB System Memory, and 40TB+ Storage, all connected via Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnects, with additional configurations available. Systems also includes PSSC Labs’ CBeST Cluster Management Toolkit to simplify the management, monitoring and maintenance.

ADS creates software for a range of applications including high-impact weather forecast guidance products, tailored regional wildfire forecast guidance products, and utility load and outage forecasts - all requiring analysis of a large quantity of data that demands HPC to maximise accuracy and frequency of simulations.