Use of High Performance Computing in Meteorology: Proceedings of the Eleventh ECMWF Workshop

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Geosciences and, in particular, numerical weather prediction are demanding the highest levels of available computer power. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, with its experience in using supercomputers in this field, organizes every other year a workshop bringing together manufacturers, computer scientists, researchers and operational users to share their experiences and to learn about the latest developments. This volume provides an excellent overview of the latest achievements and plans for the use of new parallel techniques in the fields of meteorology, climatology and oceanography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812563545
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Early experiences with the new IBM P690+ at ECMWF 1
Creating science driven system architectures for large scale science 13
Programming models and languages for high-productivity computing systems 25
Operation status of the earth simulator 36
Non-hydrostatic atmospheric GCM development and its computational performance 50
PDAF - the parallel data assimilation framework : experiences with Kalman filtering 63
Optimal approximation of Kalman filtering with temporally local 4D-var in operational weather forecasting 84
Intel architecture based high-performance computing technologies 100
Distributed data management at DKRZ 108
Supercomputing upgrade at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology 131
4D-var : optimisation and performance on the NEC SX-6 143
The weather research and forecast model : software architecture and performance 156
Establishment of an efficient managing system for NWP operation in CMA 169
The next-generation supercomputer and NWP system of the JMA 178
The grid : an IT infrastructure for NOAA in the 21st century 187
Integrating distributed climate data resources : the NERC datagrid
Task geometry for commodity Linux clusters and grids : a solution for topology-aware load balancing of synchronously coupled, asymmetric atmospheric models 234
Porting and performance of the community climate system model (CCSM3) on the Cray X1 259
A uniform memory model for distributed data objects on parallel architectures 272
Panel experience on using high performance computing in meteorology - summary of the discussion 295
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