The science of weather forecasting has changed beyond recognition, in fact, today, thanks to supercomputers, it’s possible to make much more accurate predictions about the weather.
Jim Holland, regional director: Africa at Lenovo
But, how do these supercomputers make their predictions? First, it makes sense to explain what a supercomputer is. Put simply, it is a large array of smaller computers and processing equipment aggregated to make one large, smart and very powerful computer. Frequently found in the science, engineering, and business sectors, they can reduce the time taken to solve problems to days rather than months and they’re really demonstrating their mettle when it comes to weather predictions and climate modelling.