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Global launch of IBM's GRAF weather forecasting

  • IBM (NYSE:IBM) became a major player in meteorology when it purchased The Weather Company in 2016 and went live Thursday with a global weather model called GRAF - Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting.
  • A new supercomputer, DYEUS, built to run the model, will issue 12T pieces of weather data every day and process forecasts every hour, providing the system with high resolution weather forecasts and details for areas as small as 2 miles wide.

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globalopp profile picture
Could be useful to global energy utilities, as well.
Invstock profile picture
This may be one of the endeavors that truly makes Watson shine!
They don't have anybody to sell this.
How will this make money?
Who will buy this nonsense?
Maybe they will 'put it in the cloud', whatever that means.
This is a we focused initiative that can be both profitable and beneficial to the global economy.
And looking out a window will still be more accurate.
ctman2 profile picture
Exactly the kind of service IBM needs to scale up and deliver by the dozen each year to offset the decline in legacy income. Leveraging its expertise in big data and AI and cloud this should be a winner even though AA is verifying there is a truly real gain compared to already available services and marketing it as a SAAS totally under its control. Now mr. market will determine how much they can profit from it and how many customers really need and are willing to pay for such an enhanced services. Go Big Blue this is the way to a true turnaround.
Much of the world lacks any weather modeling. If priced to be affordable to remote regions in the emerging markets, this could be a successful service.

Interested to see if the hourly forecast model predictions will be more accurate than the current, generally available every six hour forecast model predictions. (This is not the same as RADAR readings.) Interested to see how this compares with the revised American Model and the European Model.
and hide it from us... the 'radar' updates and 'works' in the AM but try to get a PAST 2 hours RADAR at 330PM in the afternoon... it is blank. when in reality is has been raining since 11AM. must be nice to own the Wx ... looking to mount my own radar on my roof ...something like boats are using
More vol. in Nat. trading?
Dividend Seeker profile picture
Very cool. I would buy the stock but I'm anticipating its inclusion in the dividend aristocrats index and will get exposure that way.
Solid move in a growing area of interest! Mutual benefits to all.
cummiden1 profile picture
We should applaud IBMs efforts. Better forecasting will be a benefit to all mankind.
First, we should see if it actually is better...
wiredlitigator profile picture
If they can monetize this, it seems like a good move. Being "the" weather authority may lead to all sorts of revenue streams. Can they build it into models which insurance companies would pay for? What about live streams on the OTT boxes? Application for military or travel? I'm not an owner but it's not the norm out of old tech.

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