Articles | Volume 9, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3483–3491, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3483-2016

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3483–3491, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3483-2016

Development and technical paper 29 Sep 2016

Development and technical paper | 29 Sep 2016

Earth system modelling on system-level heterogeneous architectures: EMAC (version 2.42) on the Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform (DEEP)

Michalis Christou et al.

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We examine an alternative approach to heterogeneous cluster-computing for Earth system models, using the EMAC model as a pilot application on the Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform (DEEP). A set of autonomous interconnected coprocessors complements a conventional HPC cluster to increase computing performance and offer extra flexibility to expose multiple levels of parallelism and achieve better scalability, towards exploiting the potential of a fully Exascale-capable platform.