20th - 22nd March 2017, Exeter.
This is a ReCoVER meeting being co-organised by Beth Wingate (University of Exeter), Lawrence Mitchell (Imperial College, London) and Chris Budd, (University of Bath).
The purpose of this meeting is to imagine and build a roadmap for taking advantage of next-generation HPC computer architectures for studying climate variability. This is thought to be a serious issue since most parallelisation strategies used in state-of-the-art climate models have the following issues: 1) the number of cores is nearly optimal for today’s grid resolutions – adding more compute cores no longer decreases the time-to-solution and 2) increases in grid resolution require longer simulation times due to the CFL criteria. Therefore, current climate models will have to be retooled to improve both numerical methods and compute/software infrastructure to make use of more parallelism.
At the present moment, most climate models will scale well on machines thought to be suitable contenders for ARCHER 2, but beyond that less is known both about the possible architectures and strategies for ‘going beyond the strong scaling limit’. Some areas of discussion include:
Participants: We plan for approximately 20 participants. This will be a mixture of mathematicians, statisticians, climate scientists and computer scientists, including participants associated with to the EPSRC- network CliMathNet. Participants from outside of the network are very welcome.
ReCoVER will cover accommodation and workshop costs for attendees.
Monday 20th March 2017, Innovation Centre lecture theatre, University of Exeter
Tuesday 21st March 2017, Innovation Centre lecture theatre, University of Exeter
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, Innovation Centre lecture theatre, University of Exeter
There will be an opportunity to present posters during the workshop.
Follow-on funding: This is a workshop organised by the EPSRC network ReCoVER. The network will offer participants the opportunity to apply for a feasibility funding project of up to £25k to follow up ideas from the workshop.
If you are interested to attend, please contact one of the organisers above or Emily Paremain.