JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: Climate & Weather
Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room:   Panorama 1
Messe Frankfurt
Breaks:12:30 pm - 01:45 pm Lunch
Chair:   Thomas Ludwig, DKRZ
Abstract:   Results from numerical weather and climate simulations help worldwide to mitigate damages by severe weather events and climate changes on a longer time scale. However, the benefit comes for a price: we need highest compute performance and huge data archives. Investment costs are an important factor. It is already difficult to justify the need for a certain computational performance. It is even more complicated to quantify a cost-benefit relation between investment and socio economic return on investment. Once the financial resources are granted, the task is to adapt codes and workflows to a new system architecture and also to select a suitable combination of both by applying co-design principles. The scientific productivity – and thus the potential benefit – depends on a successful synergy of code, data, workflow, and architecture. Three researchers from world-famous institutions will highlight various aspects of the process of how to maximize the benefit of HPC-based science in the field of weather and climate simulation.
Presentations: Introduction
11:00 am - 11:05 am
  Thomas Ludwig, DKRZ
Making the Case for a Step Change Investment in High Performance Computing – a Met Office Case Study
11:05 am - 11:30 am
  Dave Underwood, Met Office
Using HPC to Predict Extreme Weather
11:30 am - 11:55 am
  Peter Bauer, ECMWF
Towards Extreme-Scale Weather/Climate Simulation: The Post K Supercomputer & Our Challenges
11:55 am - 12:20 pm
  Hisashi Yashiro, RIKEN AICS
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm