A Cloud for Clouds: Weather Research and Forecasting on a Public Cloud Infrastructure

  • J. L. Vázquez-Poletti
  • D. Santos-Muñoz
  • I. M. Llorente
  • F. Valero
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 512)


The Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) Model is a high performance computing application used by many worldwide meteorological agencies. Its execution may benefit from the cloud computing paradigm and from public cloud infrastructures in particular, but only if the parameters are chosen wisely. An optimal infrastructure by means of cost can be instantiated for a given deadline, and an optimal infrastructure by means of performance can be instantiated for a given budget.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Vázquez-Poletti
    • 1
  • D. Santos-Muñoz
    • 2
  • I. M. Llorente
    • 1
  • F. Valero
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Arquitectura de Computadores y Automática, Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Agencia Estatal de MeteorologíaMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica II, Facultad de Ciencias FísicasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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