AceCAST stands for Accelerated Forecast. The WRF (Weather, Research and Forecast) model is the most widely used regional weather forecast model in the world. The model was developed by, and is now maintained by, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR, in Boulder, CO. The model is utilized by over 50,000 users in 162 countries.
Through the license of proprietary software, WeatherBELL is now able to offer modeling that accelerates the time to process a WRF simulations by utilizing NVIDIA GPUs (graphic processing units) instead of the traditional WRF model running on CPUs (Central Processing Units). This dramatically accelerates the compute time required to run the model by factors as high as 14X.
The accelerations attained by AceCAST are unparalleled in the industry. The benefits of the accelerated WRF software include a faster time to solution or faster delivery of forecast data to the user, higher resolution, less cost and higher data volumes per solution.
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