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NCO's MISSION
 • Execute the NCEP operational model suite
    - Create climate, weather, ocean, space and environmental hazard products
 • Manage improvements to the NCEP model suite
    - Support the research, development, and transition of new or
       enhanced models to operations
 • Develop meteorological software
    - Used by the NCEP Centers to create forecaster generated products
 • Manage the flow of data and products
    - To and from the NCEP centers, partners, and customers


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NOAA's Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System is known as WCOSS. The WCOSS systems are located in Reston, VA and Orlando, FL. WCOSS has both IBM and Cray components, as seen in the following images:

WCOSS: Cray
NCEP Cray Image


WCOSS: IBM - Tide
NCEP WCOSS Tide Image


WCOSS: IBM - Gyre
NCEP WCOSS Gyre Image


NCO's VISION
Set the standard for information technology excellence for the NWS. NCO serves as a valued technical asset for the NWS and NOAA in defining and accomplishing mission goals. NCO will be as renowned for IT management as NCEP is for scientific excellence.


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