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International HPSC TerrSys Fall School 2017

Terrestrial Modeling and High-Performance Scientific Computing, at Bonn University, Germany

25 Sep 2017 13:00
29 Sep 2017 13:00
Meteorological Institute, Bonn University, Auf dem Hügel 20, Bonn, Germany

The Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems, with support from the Energy Orientated Centre of Excellence (EoCoE), invites young scientists (Master or PhD students, PostDocs) to participate in the HPSC TerrSys' Fall School 2017 from 25-29 September 2017.

Monday, 25 September 2017, 13:00 to Friday, 29 September 2017, 13:00

The objective of this applied course is to provide the theoretical and technical context of terrestrial modeling in high-performance scientific computing (HPSC) environments utilizing stand-alone and coupled hydrologic, land surface and atmospheric models. Utilizing the Terrestrial Systems Modeling Platform (TerrSysMP), the course will take a complete tour of terrestrial modeling and HPSC in connection with real-world observations and data assimilation including

  • setting up a terrestrial model and performing simulations in massively parallel supercomputer environments at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre;
  • parallel performance analysis and profiling;
  • parallel data assimilation using TerrSysMP-PDAF (Parallel Data Assimilation Framework);
  • post-processing and visualization in the age of big data.

Learning Outcomes
Guided by international experts and prominent guest speakers, completion of the course will provide the participants with the generic capabilities of terrestrial modeling and data assimilation in supercomputing environments with a focus on TerrSysMP(-PDAF) including parallel performance analysis and profiling utilizing freely available software tools, and handling of very large data sets in the analyses and visualization process.

Target Audience and Prerequisites

  • Master or PhD students, PostDocs with a deep interest in terrestrial modeling (hydrology, land surface, atmosphere)
  • Basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX and programming languages such as R, Python, C/C++, or FORTRAN as well as data formats such as NetCDF is an advantage

Application deadline: 15 May 2017
Places are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

Stefan Kollet and Wendy Sharples (Forschungszentrum Jülich, EoCoE WP4 Members)
Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys)

Further information about the Fall School, its agenda and the application procedure can be found on the announcement website:

Announcement as pdf file:  HPSC TerrSys Fall School 2017 (PDF, 1 MB)









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