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Tuesday, September 15 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Weather Forecasting: An Application of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, IOT & High-Performance Computing - Dr Manish Modani, IBM India Pvt Ltd

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The Weather Company, an IBM Business, offers the personalized & actionable weather data and insights to millions of users. Weather Company uses 100+ state of art weather models to provide hyper-local weather forecast across the world. The Artificial Intelligence techniques and Human Intelligence (150 + Meteorologists) used to have the most accurate weather forecast for better decisions. Recently IBM operationalized the unique weather model IBM GRAF, developed & deployed jointly by NCAR & IBM, running on IBM Power 9 and NVIDIA GPUs. IBM GRAF runs at 3 KM resolution, across the world with the hourly update. This talk will explore the weather forecast models, translation of those forecasts into insights and impacts for decision-makers, using high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and the internet of things. The performance of IBM Weather models in predicting the cyclone NISARGA & AMPHAN will also be discussed.

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Dr Manish Modani

Senior Meteorologists, IBM India Pvt Ltd
Dr Manish Modani is PhD from Centre of Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India. Manish is working in IBM since 2010, where he has worked on various HPC Application Development, Optimization & Benchmarking on Power & X86 based architectures. Presently... Read More →

Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
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