ESRL Global Systems Division

ESRL Participates in Supercomputing Conference

ESRL's Global Systems Division (GSD) will have a significant presence at NOAA's exhibit at the SuperComputing Conference SC10 held in New Orleans November 13-19. This high-profile, internationally renowned conference will feature the latest breakthroughs in high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis – all elements underpinning NOAA's ability to carry out its mission.

GSD staff will support the NOAA exhibit by showcasing NOAA climate research using Science On a Sphere® to explain the complex science behind hurricanes, weather and climate modeling, real-time composite radar images, observations, and network computing. Additionally, GSD computer scientist, Mark Govett, will report on running the NIM next-generation weather model over 30 times faster on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) than on traditional CPUs.

The conference is being hosted in New Orleans, a city that has so recently been affected by natural and manmade disasters that are related to NOAA's mission. This venue provides a unique, timely, and highly visible opportunity to demonstrate how high performance computing and networking technology aid NOAA in serving society's weather and water-related needs.

Contact information
Name: Annie Reiser
Tel: 303-497-6634
ann.m.reiser@noaa.gov