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Usability of parallel processing computers in numerical weather prediction

Sinha, UN and Nanjundiah, Ravi S (1998) Usability of parallel processing computers in numerical weather prediction. In: Current Science, 74 (12). pp. 1045-1048.


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On 23 November 1992, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) convened a meeting to discuss 'Future Supercomputing Strategies for Medium Range Weather Forecasting'. Subsquently it was decided to invite developers of indigenous parallel processing systems (PPS) to evolve suitable strategies of implementation of weather forecasting codes on their respective parallel machines. The aim of this project, as correctly stated by Basu in a recent report in this journal, was to demonstrate amongst the scientific community whether the PPS developed in India are capable of handling large applications with reasonable ease and also to benchmark the different PPS machines by running the same application code (namely the spectral model at T80 resolution) with identical initial and boundary conditions provided by a common agency (the NCMRWF). DST realized that India might have a head start in the field of parallel computing, and its attempt to enhance and augment the indigenous technological base in this (then) emerging field for a well-defined national task was indeed commendable.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1467

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