Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 19–34, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-19-2017

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 19–34, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-19-2017

Methods for assessment of models 02 Jan 2017

Methods for assessment of models | 02 Jan 2017

CPMIP: measurements of real computational performance of Earth system models in CMIP6

Venkatramani Balaji et al.

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Climate models are among the most computationally expensive scientific applications in the world. We present a set of measures of computational performance that can be used to compare models that are independent of underlying hardware and the model formulation. They are easy to collect and reflect performance actually achieved in practice. We are preparing a systematic effort to collect these metrics for the world's climate models during CMIP6, the next Climate Model Intercomparison Project.