Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Multiprocessing in Meteorological Models

Editors: Hoffmann, Geerd-Rüdiger, Snelling, David F. (Eds.)

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Numerical weather prediction on the one hand needs a very large number of floating point calculations, but on the other hand is very time-critical. Therefore, the largest computers available, i.e., the "supercomputers", have usually been acquired by the national meteorological services long before they were used in other fields of research or business. Since the available technology limits the speed of any single computer, parallel computations have become necessary to achieve further improvements in the number of results produced per time unit. This book collects the papers presented at two workshops held at ECMWF on the topic of parallel processing in meteorological models. It provides an insight into the state-of-the-art in using parallel processors operationally and allows extrapolation to other time-critical applications. It also shows trends in migrating to massive parallel systems in the near future.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Case for Multi-Processing in Meteorological Applications

    Hoffmann, Geerd-R.

    Pages 1-4

  • State of the Art of Multi-Processors

    McBryan, Oliver A.

    Pages 5-40

  • Programming Languages for Multiprocessor Systems

    Perrot, R. H.

    Pages 41-52

  • Practical Concerns in Multitasking on the Cray X-MP

    Larson, John L.

    Pages 53-65

  • (r∞, n1/2 s1/2) Measurements on the 2-CPU Cray X-MP

    Hockney, Roger W.

    Pages 67-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiprocessing in Meteorological Models
Editors
  • Geerd-Rüdiger Hoffmann
  • David F. Snelling
Series Title
Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-83248-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-83248-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-83250-5
Series ISSN
1431-9314
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 438
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