A student industrial visit and on-site learning expedition was organized by Vision Institute of Technology, Aligarh on 26th August 2021 at National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), a Centre of Excellence in Weather and Climate Modelling under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The students were introduced to CRAY XC 40 HPC, a super computer, by head Dr Abhijit Sarkar and Dr B.Atiyaman. The students got to see the working of the supercomputer, which is used for weather forecasting using the Numerical Weather Prediction model. The weather forecast is of national importance and vital to numerous people including farmers, relief workers, etc.
The students were accompanied by HOD Dr. Naveen Kr. Singh, and other faculties of Computer science Department. The entire session was a big learning experience for the students of Vision Institute of Technology.
The mission of the NCMRWF is to continuously develop advanced numerical weather prediction systems, with increased reliability and accuracy over India and neighbouring regions through research, development and demonstration of new and novel applications, maintaining the highest level of knowledge, skills and technical bases.