Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Forecast Periods, Time-Zones and More Sizes

We have updated the SARWeather production system again. The changes mostly have to do with the period covered by each forecast and the way time-zones are handled.

We also reverted a previous change which allowed more fine-grained selection of the forecast period, but unfortunately made pre-processing 3 times slower.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lower prices and 1h granularity

We’ve just made a small update to the production servers, with two changes.
  • We have lowered our prices. Or rather, the fixed costs for a forecast have gone up, but the per-hour cost has been reduced significantly. Forecasts over 3-10 hours, depending on type, will be cheaper than before.
  • Forecasts are now run on the 1-hour boundaries requested. Previously, forecasts could only run on 3-hour boundaries, and we would expand the requested period to achieve this – of course without charging extra.
We will not be sending out an e-mail notifying of these changes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Access Control, Database and Less Orange

We have just updated SARWeather again. This time, the changes were mostly related to:
  • Giving more access to users who have not yet created an account
  • A general re-design of the user interface, now featuring Less Orange(tm)
  • Moving the back-end WOD Service to a data-base for forecast meta-data.