The GFS model has been embarrassingly bad in comparison to Europe's ECMWF models. Here's to hoping it will be more competitive in 2019.
It's interesting that Dell won this one. Sadly there's not a lot of technical info about the system itself or the big storage expansion (probably more Lustre, sadly - my tax dollars at work).
So many acronyms in this thread...I wish I knew what any of them mean.
No mention of their Gaea supercomputer at Oak Ridge. I wonder if it's still operational.