Articles | Volume 15, issue 15
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6025-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6025-2022
Development and technical paper
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02 Aug 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 02 Aug 2022

Parallel implementation of the SHYFEM (System of HydrodYnamic Finite Element Modules) model

Giorgio Micaletto, Ivano Barletta, Silvia Mocavero, Ivan Federico, Italo Epicoco, Giorgia Verri, Giovanni Coppini, Pasquale Schiano, Giovanni Aloisio, and Nadia Pinardi

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The full exploitation of supercomputing architectures requires a deep revision of the current climate models. This paper presents the parallelization of the three-dimensional hydrodynamic model SHYFEM (System of HydrodYnamic Finite Element Modules). Optimized numerical libraries were used to partition the model domain and solve the sparse linear system of equations in parallel. The performance assessment demonstrates a good level of scalability with a realistic configuration used as a benchmark.