Keynote speakers announced for iCAS 2019 symposium

More than 50 attendees from around the world heard about machine learning efforts and CMIP6 progress at sites worldwide at the 2019 International Computing in the Atmospheric Sciences (iCAS) symposium, September 8-12, in Stresa, Italy.

The symposium’s themes included machine learning, CMIP6, storage and computing in the cloud, and new technologies, but machine learning permeated many presentations. From Richard Gerber’s discussion of the machine learning use cases to be served by the Perlmutter system being acquired by the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Supercomputing Center (NERSC) to Niall Robinson’s talk on machine learning at the UK Met Office, machine learning is clearly on the rise at centers around the world.

Attendees also learned about the technical, philosophical, and data management challenges related to the construction and operations of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) in a keynote talk by Alisdair Davey, Data Center Scientist for the DKIST project at the US National Solar Observatory.

The iCAS symposium brings together an international group of center directors and specialists from the atmospheric and related geosciences communities to discuss advances in the ever-changing computing landscape. 

Presentations from the symposium are being added to the iCAS 2019 program as they become available.

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