The first of the NeSI seminar series is beginning with a look into the use of HPC within meterology. The seminar will cover the history of computation within meterology as well as its current application. It is being held at BlueFern on the 30th May 2012 at 11am and available via webcast.
Here is an excerpt from the event's web page on the BlueFern website.
The seminar will introduce a range of meteorological research topics that use computation as their central methodology. Examples include simulating the flow of wind over the Blue Ice Regions in Antarctica to dust transport from Australia to New Zealand. This mode of research is only feasible with advances in supercomputing since the computational grid spacing required for simulating the physical processes is rather small. The seminar will give a historical perspective of the use of computation in meteorology – all the way from hand calculating the weather, to using the state-of-the-art facilities such as BlueFern.
Attending via REANNZ Video Conferencing
The URL for the seminar is http://sds.karen.net.nz/scopia?ID=6531&autojoin. This will load via the Scopia web client. You are strongly recommended to install Scopia before the meeting begins. Scopia Desktop installation instructions are available via the KAREN website.
Here are the meeting details
|Meeting subject||BlueFern HPC Seminar - "Meteorological computation: From Antarctica to New Zealand"|
|Date||30 May 2012|
|Time||10:30am NZST (seminar begins at 11:00am)|
Attending via phone
To connect from a telephone or ISDN unit, please dial: +64 4 499 8283. When prompted for a meeting ID, enter 6531#. Toll calls will incur charges.