Workshop on Scalability

McIntosh-Smith, S. N. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The challenges of highly parallel computing in areas such as observational data processing, data assimilation, the formulation of the model dynamical core and model output management have lead to the formulation of a Scalability Project at ECMWF. The project will coordinate resources defining the future forecasting system across all scales. This will be in preparation for future high-performance computing architectures aiming at accurate, efficient and scalable algorithms and code structures. The Scalability Project will rely heavily on external partnerships with numerical weather prediction centres, high performance computing centres, academia and hardware providers. To prepare this collaboration ECMWF organised a 2-day workshop on 14-15 April 2014 in Reading. The workshop included presentations covering weather and climate science applications at scale, as well as numerical algorithm and hardware aspects towards exa-scale high-performance computing.
Period14 Apr 2014
Event typeConference
LocationReading, United Kingdom


  • HPC, Exascale, Supercomputing, Scalability, climate, weather, modelling