Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology - MeteoSwiss
At CSCS, HPC Services hosts the supercomputing resources for the daily forecasts of the Swiss national weather service MeteoSwiss. In April 2012, two new Cray XE6 systems, Albis and Monte Lema, were installed in the CSCS machine room for the high-resolution forecast suite of MeteoSwiss. The forecast model uses a grid of 2.2 km resolution and is operated in addition to the standard long-forecasting model with a 7 km resolution.
These high-resolution models are run 8 times a day on the production system, Albis. In addition, Monte Lema is the failover and development system for MeteoSwiss.Albis consists of 144 AMD 2.1 GHz MagnyCour processors, for a total of 1728 computational processing cores. Lema has 336 processors, with a total of 4032 computational cores. Together, the systems reach a peak performance of 50 TFlops.