NCAR to showcase high-end technologies that enable scientific discovery

By Staff
10/25/2007 - 12:00am

At this year's Supercomputing Conference (SC07), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will offer a series of science talks that illustrate how supercomputers are advancing discovery in the geosciences. Three guest speakers will illustrate scientists' use of cutting-edge models and simulations to facilitate our understanding of the oceans, the atmosphere, and the Sun.

Bill Smyth, from Oregon State University, will present a talk entitled "Double Diffusive Turbulence in Sheared Oceanic Flow" that illustrates the use of models to simulate complex ocean processes. University of Colorado researcher Ben Brown's talk, "Global Magnetic Dynamo Action in a Younger Sun," discusses how scientists are using three-dimensional modeling tools to better understand solar processes. Lawrence Buja, from the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at NCAR, will show how climate models can provide valuable information to policy makers in his talk "Climate Modeling in a Changing World: IPCC AR4 and beyond."

NCAR's SC07 exhibit (booth #361) will also explore topics such as NCAR's computational facility, access to NCAR computing and data resources via the TeraGrid, next-generation software tools for scientific research, and exciting new capabilities in climate modeling.

NCAR is a founding member of the SC conference organization, and has been active in the conference since 1988, the year it first convened.

For more information, see Enabling Breakthrough Science at NCAR.

NCAR booth design for SC07

CISL staff prepares the NCAR booth for the yearly Supercomputing conferences. This is the configuration for SC07