2014 Heterogeneous Multi-Core 4 Workshop


The purpose of the workshop on Programming weather, climate and earth system models on heterogeneous multi-core platforms is to provide a forum for open discussion to better understand the programming models and strategies that will be needed for the new generation of weather, climate, and earth-system models on heterogeneous multi-core platforms. The workshop is by invitation only and the format is designed to allow the participants to present and discuss their most recent findings in an informal open format. The workshop primary goals are:

  1. Provide a forum to present experiences and lessons learned from porting and tuning 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 weather/climate applications.


Ilene Carpenter (NREL)Mark Govett (ESRL)Chris Kerr (GFDL)Srinath Vadlamani (NCAR)Bill Putman (GSFC)Markus Wetzstein (CSCS)

Location and Time

The workshop is to be hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and held in the Mesa Laboratory, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305.

On the first day of the workshop, registration will start at 8:30am and on both days, a continental breakfast will be served at 8:30am.

Agenda & Registration


The workshop is full and registration is now closed.


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Courtyard Boulder, 4710 Pearl East Circle, Boulder, CO 80301 (800-228-9290). The rooms have been reserved at a rate of $139 per night plus tax and the rate is available for the evenings of September 15 through September 19, 2014. To obtain the group rate, please contact the hotel before August 18, 2014. The rooms have been reserved under the name "Multi-Core 4 Workshop".

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact: Chris Kerr (chris.kerr@noaa.gov)