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HPSC TerrSys Fall School 2017

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Terrestrial Modeling and High-Performance Scientific Computing
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Sep 25, 2017 01:00 PM to Sep 29, 2017 01:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Bonn (Germany)
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The objectives of this applied course is to provide the theoretical and technical context of terrestrial modeling in high-performance scientific computing (HPSC) environments utilizing stand-alone and coupled hydrologic, land surface and atmospheric models. Utilizing the Terrestrial Systems Modeling Platform (TerrSysMP), the course will take a complete tour of terrestrial modeling and HPSC in connection with real-world observationsand data assimilation including:
  • setting up a terrestrial model and performing simulations in massively parallel supercomputer environments at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre;
  • parallel performance analysis and profiling;
  • parallel data assimilation using TerrSysMP-PDAF (Parallel Data Assimilation Framework);
  • post-processing and visualization in the age of big data.
Learning Outcomes
Guided by international experts and prominent guest speakers, completion of the course will provide the participants with the generic capabilities of terrestrial modeling and data assimilation in supercomputing environments with a focus on TerrSysMP(-PDAF) including parallel performance analysis and profiling utilizing freely available software tools, and handling of very large data sets in the analyses and visualization process.

Target Audience and Prerequisites
  • Master or PhD students, PostDocs with a deep interest in terrestrial modeling (hydrology, land surface, atmosphere)
  • Basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX and programming languages such as R, Python, C/C++, or FORTRAN as well as data formats such as NetCDF is an advantage
Registration deadline
15th May 2017
Organized by Stefan Kollet and Wendy Sharples (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys)
Twitter @HPSCTerrSys
10:00-11:30: Basic programming with MPI (Optional tutorial)
13:00-16:30: Introduction to fundamentals of Terrestrial Modeling (lecture)
16:30-18:00:Characteristics and handling of HPC resources (lecture and first hands on)
08:30-11:00:Setup of regional terrestrial models and performing simulations (hands on)
11:00-12:00:The OASIS coupler (lecture)
Lunch break
13:00-16:00:Continue morning projects and inspection of results with real data (hands on)
16:00-18:00:Visualization and big data strategies (in-situ, parallel I/O, map reduce, etc.)
08:30-12:00:Parallel performance and profiling (lecture)
Lunch break
13:00-18:00:Performance and profiling analysis (hands on)
08:30-11:00:Ensemble data assimilation (lecture)
11:00-12:00:Ensemble data assimilation with TerrSysMP (hands on)
Lunch break
13:00-18:00:Ensemble data assimilation with TerrSysMP (hands on)
Friday (optional)
08:30-12:00:Continue projects and wrap-up (hands on)

Registration procedures
Please apply for participation by sending an informal e-mail with the subject “HPSC TerrSys Fall School 2017 application” to the Geoverbund ABC/J coordination office at [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] including a short letter of motivation. Notifications will go out by the end of May 2017.
Meteorological Institute
Bonn University
Auf dem Hügel 20
53121 Bonn
The school is free for members of the Geoverbund ABC/J. For external participants, there is a 360 EUR contribution to expenses. Payment details, travel and accommodation information will be given with the notifications. All participants need to cover their expenses for travel and accommodation by themselves. Catering during the event will be provided.
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