Tag: climate modeling
This spring Météo-France, the national meteorological service for France and its overseas territories, turned on its ‘new’ supercomputer, a long planned upgrade delivered by Bull/Atos that doubled the performance of its predecessor (already on the Top500 list), significantly reduced power consumption, and is allowing Météo-France to increase the resolutions of its weather and climate models. Read more…
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will install a new 5.34 petaflops supercomputer – Cheyenne – from SGI and a 20PB high performance storage system from DataDirect Networks, both companies announced today. Cheyenne, an SGI ICE XA system, is expected to be operational in early 2017 and will be powered by more than 7000 Read more…
The ability to predict regional sea level changes over the next few decades takes on greater urgency as global carbon emissions continue to rise. The situation is especially dire in the Netherlands, which has large land masses below sea level. Understanding how regional sea level in the eastern North Atlantic will be affected by changes Read more…
One of the most promising use cases for “Big Data” is to help advance climate research. At SC11, Reinhard Budich (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology), John Feo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Tobias Weigel (DKRZ) and Per Nyberg (Cray) will co-host the second Climate Knowledge Discovery (CKD) workshop to explore new data-intensive methods. HPCwire talked about this with Budich and Feo.
Climate researchers in Australia are feeling the pinch of resource constraints.
The first international effort to bring climate simulation software onto the next-generation exascale platforms got underway earlier this spring. The project, named Enabling Climate Simulation (ECS) at Extreme Scale, is being funded by the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research and brings together some of the heavy-weight organizations in climate research and computer science, not to mention some of the top supercomputers on the planet.
The challenge of climate change brings out the worst in us.
As the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center prepares to celebrate its 25-year anniversary, three founders provide perspective.
Since the dawn of high performance computing, climate modeling has been one of its most demanding domains. The hunger for computational capability is unending, as researchers work to incorporate more of nature’s complexity into their models at higher resolutions. HPCwire talked with NOAA/GFDL Deputy Director Brian Gross and Venkatramani Balaji, head of the lab’s Modeling Systems Group.
Cray super to become platform for advanced global climate studies.