Every second year the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts hosts a workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology. In 2002 the 10th workshop was held from 4 to 8 November.
The emphasis of this workshop was on 'TeraComputing', that is, achieving sustained teraflop performance in a production environment.
Our aim is to provide a venue where:
- users from our Member States and around the world can report on their experience and achievements in the field of high performance computing during the last two years; where plans for the future and requirements for computing power can also be presented
- vendors of supercomputers have the opportunity to talk to managers and end users of meteorological computer centres about their current and future products
- meteorological scientists can present their achievements in the development of parallel computing techniques and algorithms, and can exchange ideas on the use of supercomputers in future research
- computer scientists can give an update on their efforts in providing tools which will help users to exploit the power of supercomputers in the field of meteorology
- the challenges of creating a computer centre infrastructure for 'TeraComputing' can be discussed