Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy

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.