2017 MultiCore 7 Workshop

September 27 and 28, 2017, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado



The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for open discussion to better understand the application of new high performance computing technologies for the next generation of weather, climate, and earth-system models. The new generation of high performance computer architectures has diverse heterogeneous architectures and they present significant challenges to the community working on these models.

Workshop Goals

The workshop primary goals are:

  1. Provide a forum to present experiences and lessons learned from development of weather and climate models on these platforms.
  2. Create a community of developers that can work together to develop the software standards needed for these platforms.
  3. Exchange information about programming techniques, code parallelization and optimization and I/O strategies on these platforms.
  4. Provide input to standards committees on what the community would like to see in programming models for the applications.
  5. Exchange ideas on the issues surrounding the scalability of these codes on future platforms.

Workshop Talks

Please note, submitting an abstract does not guarantee that you will have the opportunity to give a talk. The workshop will consist of a limited number of presentations from invited speakers, plus a series of 30 minute contributions. 


The registration for this workshop is now closed.


The workshop will be hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and held in the Mesa Laboratory, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305, September 27 - 28, 2017. 


The Courtyard Boulder is the offical conference hotel.

Conference rate is $132/nght. Check-in time is 3:00pm, check-out time 12:00pm on departure day.

For reservations, please call (800) 321-2211 and ask for the NCAR MultiCore room block at the Courtyard in Boulder. Or use this link to make online reservations: Book your group rate for NCAR MultiCore Workshop.

Room block rate is available until September 8, 2017.

Transportation to Mesa Laboratory

Out of town guests should plan to arrange their own transportation (rental car, bus, Uber/Lyft, etc.) to the Mesa Laboratory as the UCAR shuttle service is reserved for employees only.

Workshop Program Coordinators:

Ilene Carpenter (NREL): Ilene.Carpenter@nrel.gov

Mark Govett (ESRL): mark.w.govett@noaa.gov

Hans Johansen (LBL): hjohansen@lbl.gov

Christopher Maynard (UK Met Office): christopher.maynard@metoffice.gov.uk

Chris Kerr: chris.kerr.llc@gmail.com

Workshop Administartors:

Cecilia Banner: banner@ucar.edu

Michelle Patton: mpatton@ucar.edu