Challenge
RENCI wanted to upgrade its HPC cluster to give customers more comprehensive, detailed hurricane-driven storm surge assessments based on multiple computer model simulations.
Solution
The institute deployed a new cluster — based on Dell PowerEdge compute and networking technologies — that runs computations for hurricane wind waves and storm surge.
Benefits
• Computing a larger number of storm surge forecast ensembles
• Providing better intelligence to the National Hurricane Center
• Producing high-resolution models of potential storm surges in less than three hours
• Cutting infrastructure costs
• Adding capacity to HPC cluster quickly and easily