June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: Challenges in Climate Simulations at Extreme Scale
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
03:55 pm - 04:15 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:04:15 pm - 05:15 pm Coffee Break
Speaker:   Thomas Schulthess, CSCS
Abstract:   For years, if not decades, climate science and meteorology have occupied one of the top spots in the planning of future high-end computing facilities. The reason for this is simple and straightforward: increasing performance enables higher resolution of simulations, which in turn significantly improves the quality of models, as they become simpler and require less parameterization. The daunting question in this domain is, however, whether and how the rapidly developing computer performance can be brought to bear in climate simulations, as it moves from peta- to exascale. In this talk I will review some of the recent progress made by regional climate models in making the transition to novel, disruptive architecture. I will discuss the software and data handling challenges that derive from these developments and propose possible solutions.