ACPI Avant Garde High Performance Atmospheric Model Project
for the Community Climate System Model.
The Community Climate System
Model, is a collaborative effort involving NSF, DOE and NASA aimed
at providing US researchers with state of the art coupled climate simulation
capabilities. The DOE national laboratories involved are ANL, LANL,
LLNL, LBL and ORNL with NCAR providing many of the coordinating functions.
The ACPI Avant Garde project of 2000-2001 sponsored by the DOE/OBER Climate
Change Prediction Program, addressed the coupler and atmospheric model
software design and engineering required for a performance-portable, modular
CCSM. A follow on project Collaborative
Design and Development of the Community Climate System Model is part
of the DOE Office of Science SciDAC Program. The focus of the current
DOE effort has expanded from the coupler and the atmospheric model
to include the other components of the climate system model as well.
The atmospheric model development team has produced several documents in
support of an open design process for scientists and software engineers.
Three stages were identified as necessary for the development process:
a requirements document that identifies what needs to be done, an architecture
document that describes how it will be done, and design documents that
show the particulars of the implementation. These are being made
available through the CCSM/
Software Engineering Working Group.
The coupler design and development project also developed requirements,
design and architecture documents which are available from CSM
Next Generation Coupler .
The project summary and final progress report is available here.
Performance measurements for codes and prototype packages associated with
this project are linked here:
John B. Drake / (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Modified Sept 8, 2001