Climate Research Projects and Collaborations

From 1991 - 1997 a collaborative project between Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research addressed the use of massively parallel computers for climate modeling. Besides a range of research projects involving numerical methods and parallel algorithms for climate modeling, the NCAR Community Climate Model, CCM2, was implemented on the Intel Paragon, the Thinking Machines CM-5 and the IBM SP-2. This collaboration was supported by the CHAMMP program of the Department of Energy, Environmental Sciences Division of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

The development of new climate models that can take advantage of present supercomputers continues to be pursued under the auspices of the Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP) of DOE/OBER. Computational platforms of interest are the IBM SP and Compaq systems at ORNL, the SGI SMP clusters at LANL, the Cray T3E and IBM SP at NERSC and other inovative systems.


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Last Modified February 5, 1998