Articles | Volume 15, issue 24
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-9157-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-9157-2022
Development and technical paper
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21 Dec 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 21 Dec 2022

Improving scalability of Earth system models through coarse-grained component concurrency – a case study with the ICON v2.6.5 modelling system

Leonidas Linardakis, Irene Stemmler, Moritz Hanke, Lennart Ramme, Fatemeh Chegini, Tatiana Ilyina, and Peter Korn

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In Earth system modelling, we are facing the challenge of making efficient use of very large machines, with millions of cores. To meet this challenge we will need to employ multi-level and multi-dimensional parallelism. Component concurrency, being a function parallel technique, offers an additional dimension to the traditional data-parallel approaches. In this paper we examine the behaviour of component concurrency and identify the conditions for its optimal application.