Colloquium at MeteoSwiss: How much HPC does meteorology need?

MeteoSchweiz invites you to attend its research colloquium FOKO 2011-2:

How much high performance computing does meteorology need?

29 November 2011, 10:30 am –  4:30 pm

at MeteoSwiss, Krähbühlstrasse 58, 8044 Zurich, Room for events 353 – 354

No registration is required; participation is free of charge.

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10:30 – 10:45 Welcome Address, Saskia Willemse, Philippe Steiner, MeteoSwiss

10:45 – 11:10 Contribution of high performance computing to the evolution of meteorology in the last decade, Dominique Marbouty, ECMWF

Part A: Added value of the increasing computing performance

11:10 – 11:35 What is the expected added value of a further increase in resolution in the short to medium range forecast?, Humphrey Lean, UK Met Office

Short break

11:45 – 12:10 What is the expected added value of a further increase in resolution in climate science? Bjorn Stevens, MPI-M

12:10 – 12:35 Towards cloud-resolving climate modeling, Christoph Schär, ETH Zürich

Lunch break

13:35 – 14:00 Higher resolution vs. ensemble forecasting, Bodo Ritter, DWD

14:00 – 14:25 The importance of high performance computing for post-processing, Thordis Thorarinsdottir, Uni Heidelberg

Part B: The future of high performance computing

14:25 – 14:50 Future role of high performance computing in the advancement of science, Thomas Schulthess, CSCS

Coffee break

15:15 – 15:40 How MeteoSwiss is preparing for future HPC architectures, Oliver Fuhrer, MeteoSwiss

15:40 – 16:30 Discussion: What could a further increase in available computing power be used for in order to get the largest added value in meteorology? Speakers & Audience