Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy
Argonne National Laboratory is participating in the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth system models for scientific and energy applications.
The project — which includes seven other national laboratories, four academic institutions, and one private-sector company — will focus initially on three climate change science drivers and corresponding questions to be answered during the project's initial phase: water cycle, biogeochemistry, and cryosphere systems.
Over a planned 10-year span, the project aim is to conduct simulations and modeling on the most sophisticated high-performance computing systems machines as they become available — 100+ petaflop machines and eventually exascale supercomputers. The team initially will use U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science leadership computing facilities at Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories.