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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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Programming weather, climate and earth-system models on heterogeneous multi-core platforms

SESSION: Programming weather, climate and earth-system models on heterogeneous multi-core platforms

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Ilene Carpenter, Mark Govett, Chris Kerr

ROOM:WSCC 613/614

Heterogeneous multi-core platforms provide a challenge for the applications used in the weather, climate and earth-system modeling community. These applications typically have relatively flat profiles, low use of optimized math libraries and a large community of developers. They have low computational intensity and require high memory bandwidth, however they have substantial parallelism and several models have been successfully ported to run on GPUs. The purpose of the BOF is to report on the conclusions of a workshop titled “Programming weather, climate, and earth-system models on heterogeneous multi-core platforms” held September 7-8, 2011 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Session leaders will discuss the conclusions from the technical sessions of the workshop including: (1) Programming Environments (2) Programming Tools, (3) Portability. The BOF is also intended to foster the evolving community of modelers who are using or preparing to use heterogeneous multi-core platforms for their weather, climate and earth-system models.

Session Leader Details:

Ilene Carpenter (Primary Session Leader) - NREL

Mark Govett (Secondary Session Leader) - NOAA

Chris Kerr (Secondary Session Leader) - NOAA

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