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2d Systems Operations Squadron, High Performance Computing Center

Tech. Sgt. David Mooers and Senior Airman Mario Lunato, 2nd System Operations Squadron system administrators, access one of the core servers in the 557th Weather Wing (WW) enterprise at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, April 27, 2018. The 557th WW’s Host Based Security System monitors the servers’ overall health and provides security features such as firewalls and antivirus scans that are tailored for the specialized weather systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

Tech. Sgt. David Mooers and Senior Airman Mario Lunato, 2nd System Operations Squadron system administrators, access one of the core servers in the 557th Weather Wing (WW) enterprise at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, April 27, 2018. The 557th WW’s Host Based Security System monitors the servers’ overall health and provides security features such as firewalls and antivirus scans that are tailored for the specialized weather systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk)

2d Systems Operations Squadron, High Performance Computing Center

2d Systems Operations Squadron, High Performance Computing Center

Mission


Air Force’s $322M strategic weather high performance computing center delivers authoritative environmental intelligence to decision makers across the spectrum of global operations.

Operation


As the Air Force’s largest Special Purpose Processing Node, the computing center is the linchpin force enabler for U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army weather support operations; these computing assets generate thousands of critical environmental products and services and deliver essential weather information to forecasters and operational end users every day — on a global scale.
 

Maintenance

 

 

 

The computing center is maintained by a diverse team of military, civilian and contracted IT technicians. They monitor the general performance of the node, to include temperature and humidity regulation. The technicians coordinate and execute over 300 system patches annually to mitigate security vulnerabilities across the enterprise, ensuring data integrity across  90 data bases. These actions also enable the DoD’s sole space weather warning capability to secure our country’s $104B strategic satellite fleet.