to: 24 Sep 2021


Bologna, Italy


Towards Exascale Computing in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

Workshop description
Every second year ECMWF hosts a workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology. High performance computer architectures are becoming ever more complex, which presents significant challenges for the ongoing development of operational meteorological applications, themselves highly dependent on computing capability.

ECMWF’s new high-performance computing facility will be installed at the Tecnopolo di Bologna in 2020. For the first time ECMWF’s data centre will be separated from its headquarters and the Centre will function as a multi-site organisation. To mark this occasion, the 19th workshop on high performance computing in meteorology will take place in Bologna.

The theme of this workshop is “Towards Exascale Computing in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)”

We invite presentations addressing the following topics:

International Exascale efforts in NWP
Progress in HPC scalability
Using AI and Big Data
Hardware news
The workshop will consist of keynote talks from invited speakers, 20-30 minute presentations, a panel discussion and a visit to the new data centre.