15th workshop on High Performance Computing in Meteorology

ECMWF hosted the fifteenth workshop on high performance computing in meteorology from 1 to 5 October 2012.

Description

Every second year the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) hosts a workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology.

The emphasis of this workshop will be on running meteorological applications at sustained teraflops performance in a production environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on the future scalability of NWP codes and the tools and development environments to facilitate this as we move towards petaflop computing.

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; plans for the future and requirements for computing power will also be presented.
  • Vendors of supercomputers will 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 HPC can be discussed.

The workshop consisted of a limited number of presentations from invited speakers, plus a series of 20 minute contributions. The morning of the final day was reserved for an open discussion session.

Programme

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Presentations

Monday 1 October  
Session 1
 

ECMWF forecasting system - research and development

Erland Källén (ECMWF)

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Performance of IFS on ECMWF's new HPCF

Deborah Salmond and Peter Towers (ECMWF)

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Session 2
 

Data intensive supercomputing at NCAR

Anke Kamrath (NCAR)

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NCEP high performance computing acquisition and migration

Allan Darling (NCEP)

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NCEP applications - HPC performance and strategies

Mark Iredell (NOAA)

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Session 3
 

Towards zero cost IO in the Unified Model

Martyn Foster (Met Office)

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HPC enabling NWP at the Canadian Meterological Centre

Bertrand Denis (Canadian Meteorological Centre)

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The CMC 15-km Operational Deterministic Global

Vivian Lee (Canadian Meteorological Centre)

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Session 4
 

A survey of performance characteristics of NOAA's weather and climate codes across our HPC systems

Craig Tierney (NOAA)

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Scalability of Elliptic solvers in numerical weather and climate-prediction

Eike Mueller (University of Bath)

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Towards a scalable performance-portable software infrastructure for the Gungho Dynamical Core

Rupert Ford (STFC Daresbury)

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Tuesday 2 October  
Session 5
 

Weather and climate simulations with BULL technology

Franck Vigilant (Bull)

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A status update on HP's solutions for HPC, illustrated with examples from Reserach and Opertional Weather

Michael Lough (Hewlett-Packard Galway Ltd)

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Kepler GPU architecture and benefits to Earth System Modeling

Stan Posey (NVIDIA)

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Session 6
 

Hybrid solutions for Meteo sites

Yuichi Kojima (NEC)

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Early experiences with IBM p775 and ENDGame

Paul Selwood (Met Office)

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Findings from real petascale computer systems with meteorological applications

Toshiyuki Shimizu (Fujitsu)

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Session 7
 

Global modelling research at NOAA/ESRL

Sandy MacDonald (NOAA)

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An update on fine-grain computing activities at NOAA ESRL

Mark Govett (NOAA)

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Performance and scaling of hte NIM Global NWP Model on GPUs

Tom Henderson (NOAA)

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Experiences porting a weather forecast model to the new Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture from Intel

Jim Rosinski (NOAA)

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Session 8
 

Towards a scalable semi-structured data platform for COPE

Anne Fouilloux (ECMWF)

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The Icosahedral Nonhyudrostatic (ICON) model: Scalability on Massively Parallel Computer Architectures

Florian Prill (Deutscher Wetterdienst)

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A stable and accurate Kalman filter for large scale weather data assimilation

Tuomo Kauranne / Alexander Bibov (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

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Wednesday 3 October  
Session 9
 

RAPS introduction

George Mozdzynski (ECMWF)

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The enhanced DWD-RAPS Suite - Testing computers, compilers and more?

Ulrich Schaettler (Deutscher Wetterdienst)

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Parallel I/O for Scalable Earth System Modelling

Luis Kornblueh (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)

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Offloading I/O in Arome

Sami Saarinen, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd

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Session 10
 

Capability system with interconnect for global addressability and hardware collectives

Michael Woodacre (SGI)

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Multi-scale multi-physics simulations and toward next step on the Earth Simulator

Keiko Takahashi (Earth Simulator Center)

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How to overcome common performance problems in legacy climate models

Jorg Behrens (DKRZ)

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Session 11
 

Optimisation of weather applications on power on x86 architectures

Francois Thomas (IBM France)

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Climate supercomputing at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Phillip Webster (NASA Center for Climate Simulation)

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New developments with the TotalView Debugger: Scalable messaging and support for the Intel Xeon Phi

Chris Gottbrath (Rogue Wave Software Inc)

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From IFS to OOPS

Yannick Tremolet / Mike Fisher (ECMWF)

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Session 12
 

An update on the European Network for Earth System Modeling

Reinhard Budich (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)

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A PGAS implementation by co-design of the ECMWF integrated forecasting system (IFS)

George Mozdzynski (ECMWF)

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Thursday 4 October  
Session 13
 

Leadership Computing at the National Center for Computational Science: Transitioning to Heterogeneous Architectures

Jim Hack (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

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Adapting Numerical Weather Prediction codes to heterogeneous architectures: porting the COSMO model to GPUs

Xavier Lapillonne (MeteoSwiss)

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Session 14
 

Management system of a vast number of operational jobs at JMA

Masami Narita (Japan Meteorological Agency)

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Satisfying operational requirements for fault-tolerance of NWP ensembles

George Carr (NOAA/GSD)

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Earth System Modeling at the Extreme Scale

Per Nyberg (Cray Inc)

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Session 15
 

Progress in NWP on Intel HPC architecture at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Robin Bowen (Australian Bureau of Meteorology)

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A multiscale non-hydrostatic atmospheric model for regional and global applications

James Doyle (Naval Research Laboratory)

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The current and future US Navy Global Prediction Systems: Developments under ESPC

Melinda Peng (Naval Research Laboratory)

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Meeting timeliness and throughput constraints in IASI L2 operational processing

Tim Hultberg (EUMETSAT)

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Session 16
 

Advanced Lustre infrastructure monitoring

Torben Kling-Petersen (Xyratex)

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Accelerating data management

Glenn Wright (DataDirect Networks)

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High performance computing in Serbian Hydrometeorological Service

Milan Dacic (Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia)

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Friday 5 October  

The global nonhydrostatic atmospheric model MPAS: Preliminary results from uniform and variable-resolution mesh tests

William Skamarock (NCAR/NESL, MMM)

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Stabilizing high-resolution HARMONIE

Enda O'Brien (Irish Centre for High-End Computing)

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Atmospheric soundproof model with three-directional MPI parallelization

Zbigniew Piotrowski (IMGW-PIB)

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