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Primeur weekly 2016-12-05

Exascale supercomputing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates world's first Memory-Driven Computing architecture ...

Crowd computing

Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar ...

Computing tackles the mystery of the dark universe ...

Quantum computing

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified ...

Researchers take first look into the 'eye' of Majoranas ...

More reliable way to produce single photons for quantum information imprinting ...

Focus on Europe

Deadline for ISC research paper submission extended to December 16 ...

PRACE to hold awards ceremony at Cineca for Summer of HPC 2016 ...

An open harbour for research data ...

New MareNostrum4 supercomputer to be 12 times more powerful than MareNostrum3 ...

Hardware

Lincoln Laboratory's supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England ...

PolyU and Huawei jointly set up the first lab in optical communication and advanced computing system in Hong Kong ...

DDN Infinite Memory Engine burst buffer exceeds 1 TB per second file system performance for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Fujitsu develops in-memory deduplication technology to accelerate response for large-scale storage ...

Fujitsu announces start of operations for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Applications

Using supercomputers to illuminate the renaissance ...

IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for health care providers ...

New algorithm could explain human face recognition ...

Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production ...

Physicists spell 'AV' by manipulating Abrikosov vortices ...

BSC researchers to study the response of European climate to Arctic sea ice depletion ...

IBM and Pfizer to accelerate immuno-oncology research with Watson for Drug Discovery ...

Fujitsu offers deep learning platform with world-class speed and AI services that support industries and operations ...

The Cloud

Cloud Systems Management Software Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026 ...

Juniper Networks simplifies Cloud transition for enterprises with carrier-grade routing and unified security for AWS marketplace ...

BSC researchers to study the response of European climate to Arctic sea ice depletion


Anchored instrument, called a buoy, for measuring of sea ice thickness. Foto Stefan Hendricks - AWI.
1 Dec 2016 Barcelona - Researchers from the Earth Sciences department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will be involved in the recently launched EU-funded project APPLICATE - Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE, the aim of which is to investigate ways to improve weather and climate prediction in the face of a rapidly changing Arctic.

The Arctic has changed at a dramatic pace in response to human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases, and there is evidence that what happens at very high latitudes also impacts our everyday weather. The ability to predict Arctic and mid-latitude weather at daily to seasonal time scales is currently a priority topic of research in the Earth Sciences Department of BSC with a dedicated research line called Sea Ice Variability, Prediction and Impacts. In the APPLICATE project, BSC experts will study climate linkages between the Arctic and Europe and, in particular, the response of the European climate to Arctic sea ice depletion and the development of improved forecast capabilities benefiting from the latest advances in climate modelling and remote-sensing of the polar regions. They will also dedicate resources to communicating and engaging with stakeholders to ensure knowledge sharing.

Work will be developed using computing resources such as MareNostrum, the most powerful supercomputer in Spain and which is hosted by BSC. "The use of High Performance Computing (HPC) for improving climate and weather prediction is key for a better understanding of the consequences for Europe of Artic sea ice depletion", stated Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Earth Sciences Director at BSC. "Our participation in APPLICATE will reinforce the position of the BSC Earth Sciences department as a European leader in the growing field of sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction as well as in the provision of climate services."

The APPLICATE project - financed by the EU HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation programme with 8 million euro - involves 16 partners from nine countries - Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom - and will be carried out over a period of four years. This multinational and multidisciplinary consortium will work to enhance weather and climate prediction capabilities not only in the Arctic, but also in Europe, Asia, and North America.

The impacts of severe weather on commerce and infrastructure can be significant, so having adequate tools to predict when and how severe weather systems will affect regions in mid-latitudes is vital to inhabitants of these regions. The APPLICATE project is bringing together an international team of experts in weather and climate prediction to improve forecasting models while expanding and improving observational capabilities in the Arctic.
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-12-05

Exascale supercomputing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates world's first Memory-Driven Computing architecture ...

Crowd computing

Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar ...

Computing tackles the mystery of the dark universe ...

Quantum computing

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified ...

Researchers take first look into the 'eye' of Majoranas ...

More reliable way to produce single photons for quantum information imprinting ...

Focus on Europe

Deadline for ISC research paper submission extended to December 16 ...

PRACE to hold awards ceremony at Cineca for Summer of HPC 2016 ...

An open harbour for research data ...

New MareNostrum4 supercomputer to be 12 times more powerful than MareNostrum3 ...

Hardware

Lincoln Laboratory's supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England ...

PolyU and Huawei jointly set up the first lab in optical communication and advanced computing system in Hong Kong ...

DDN Infinite Memory Engine burst buffer exceeds 1 TB per second file system performance for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Fujitsu develops in-memory deduplication technology to accelerate response for large-scale storage ...

Fujitsu announces start of operations for Japan's fastest supercomputer ...

Applications

Using supercomputers to illuminate the renaissance ...

IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for health care providers ...

New algorithm could explain human face recognition ...

Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production ...

Physicists spell 'AV' by manipulating Abrikosov vortices ...

BSC researchers to study the response of European climate to Arctic sea ice depletion ...

IBM and Pfizer to accelerate immuno-oncology research with Watson for Drug Discovery ...

Fujitsu offers deep learning platform with world-class speed and AI services that support industries and operations ...

The Cloud

Cloud Systems Management Software Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026 ...

Juniper Networks simplifies Cloud transition for enterprises with carrier-grade routing and unified security for AWS marketplace ...