Wenming Ye is another all-time favorite speakers at our Open Data for Open Science events. His Weather Forecast on Windows Azure demo showcases some of the best features of Windows Azure for big data, and often leaves his audience with eye-opening hands-on experience with Azure.
Recently, at SuperComputing 2012, the Weather Forecast on Windows Azure demo was presented to predict the weather for the next 3 days. As expected, the demo was greatly received by the crowd of computational and weather research professionals. Here is Wenming’s demo script, together with the Live Weather service demo here. This article on Running Weather Research Forecast as a Service on Windows Azure is an excellent reading that can help you get started with reinvigorating classic applications on the cloud service.
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