18th Workshop on high performance computing in meteorology

ECMWF | Reading | 24-28 September 2018

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Workshop description

Every second year ECMWF hosts a workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology. High performance computer architectures are becoming ever more complex which presents significant challenges for the ongoing development of operational meteorological applications.

The 18th workshop on high performance computing in meteorology took place at ECMWF, Reading, UK, 24-28 September 2018.

This workshop looked especially at scalability and I/O of weather and climate applications on HPC systems.

In particular we invited presentations addressing the following topics related to weather and climate applications:

  • Modelling mathematics and numerical methods

  • Programming models and domain-specific languages (DSL)

  • High performance I/O and post-processing

  • Operational use of HPC in weather and climate

  • Machine learning and data analytics

  • Large dataset visualisation

Workshop aims

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 were also presented.

Presentations and recordings

Monday 24 September

ECMWF’s research directions
Andy Brown (ECMWF)

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High resolution simulations with ICON
Luis Kornblueh (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)

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DWD's operational roadmap: Implications for computation, data management and data analysis
Florian Prill (DWD)

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Computational aspects and performance evaluation of the IFS-XIOS integration
Xavier Yepes Arbos (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

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Looking towards the future - NCAR’s computing and storage
Anke Kamrath (UCAR)

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Met Office HPC update
Paul Selwood (Met Office)

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Variational ensemble Kalman smoothing
Tuomo Kauranne (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

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Tuesday 25 September

Keynote address: How Arm's entry into the HPC market might affect meteorological codes
Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol)

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Progress report on ECMWF's scalability programme
Peter Bauer (ECMWF)

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The European HPC strategy and implementation
Andrea Feltrin (European Commission)

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Building computing and data centres for ExaScale in the EU
Peter Hopton (Iceotope)

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Energy-efficient Scalable Algorithms for Weather Prediction at Exascale (ESCAPE)
Nils Wedi (ECMWF)

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ESiWACE, the Center of Excellence for Climate and Weather Simulation in Europe
Joachim Biercamp (DKRZ)

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EPiGRAM-HS: Programming Models for Heterogenous Systems at Exascale
Erwin Laure (KTH)

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The NextGenIO project
David Henty (EPCC)

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Towards Enabling Memory- and Data-Aware HPC
Dirk Pleiter (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

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Panel : European research roadmap towards Exascale

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Wednesday 26 September

Keynote address: Tackling the Simulation and Analysis Frontiers of Atmospheric and Earth System Science
Richard Loft (NCAR)

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Improving satellite data utilization through deep learning
Jebb Stewart (Colorado State University - CIRA)

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An update of HPC at the JMA
Toshiharu Tauchi (Japan Meteorological Agency)

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The Influence of Exascale Architectures on Earth System Modeling in NASA
William M. Putman (CISTO, NASA GSFC)

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Performance Study of Climate and Weather Models: Towards a More Efficiently Operational IFS
Mario Acosta Cobos (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

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Modernizing U. S. Navy NWP Operations: Toward Distributed HPC
Timothy Whitcomb (US Naval Research Laboratory)

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Supercomputing at the US National Weather Service
Rebecca Cosgrove (NOAA/National Weather Service)

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Premier implementation of GRAPES-GLB on Sunway Taihu Light
Zhiyan Jin (National Meteorological Center of China)

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Reduced precision computing for weather and climate models
Leo Saffin (University of Oxford)

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Variable-resolution weather and climate modeling using GFDL FV3
Lucas Harris (NOAA/GFDL)

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Developing NEPTUNE on HPC for U.S. Naval Weather Prediction
John Michalakes (UCAR/Naval Research Laboratory)

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Thursday 27 September

Keynote address: A (c)loud revolution in weather and climate research
Wilco Hazeleger (eScience Center)

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Towards a new dynamical kernel in GEM
Vivian Lee (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

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An Update of CMA HPC System
Min Wei (CMA)

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NOAA exascale computing project
Mark Govett (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory)

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Modernizing Scientific Software Development
Christopher Harrop (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences)

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OMNI/O: A Tool for I/O Recording, Analysis, and Replay
Bryan Flynt (Colorado State University)

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Running ARPEGE-NH at 2.5km
Philippe Marguinaud (Météo-France)

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Overcoming Storage Issues of Earth-System Data with Intelligent Storage Systems
Julian Kunkel (University of Reading)

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Panel: Convergence of HPC and the Cloud

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Friday 28 September

Prototyping an in-situ visualisation mini-app for the LFRic project
Samantha Adams (Met Office)

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FPGA Acceleration of the LFRic Weather and Climate Model in the EuroExa Project Using Vivado HLS
Mike Ashworth (University of Manchester)

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Accelerating Weather Prediction with NVIDIA GPUs
Alan Gray (NVIDIA)

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Optimisation of Data Movement in Complex Workflows
Harvey Richardson (Cray EMEA Research Lab)

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WRF-GO: a workflow manager for meteo predictions and applications
Emanuele Danovaro (CIMA)

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Implications of moving towards a Continuous Data Assimilation system
Peter Lean (ECMWF)

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