ESiWACE2 Second Virtual Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Weather and Climate Modelling

online (Zoom)

online (Zoom)

Donatello Elia (CMCC), Giovanni Aloisio (CMCC)


The Second Virtual Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Weather and Climate Modelling aims to bring together scientists and industry experts working  on Machine Learning, Exascale hardware and Programming Models to track emerging developments in areas that are relevant to the weather and climate community. In particular, for supporting future very high-resolution weather and climate models, the workshop will focus on the associated massive data processing/data analytics activities and their execution on future HPC systems.

This workshop is organised in the context of the “Centre of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe” (ESiWACE) phase 2 project.

The virtual workshop will be divided into three main sessions:

  • Session 1: European Exascale hardware

  • Session 2: Programming models and hardware interplay

  • Session 3: Machine learning

We encourage registration and participation of attendees with diverse backgrounds and of all genders in order to foster diversity and inclusion.
Registration is required for attending the online workshop. The meeting link will be made available
to registered users only. Note that the registration closes on the 6th of October 2022.

Program Committee: 

Giovanni Aloisio (CMCC), Italo Epicoco (CMCC), Peter Dueben (ECMWF), Rupert Ford (STFC), Erwan Raffin (ATOS), Donatello Elia (CMCC)

    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      WS: Workshop opening
      • 10:00 AM
        VC available for testing 15m

        Time slot for presenters and chairpersons to test their setup in the Zoom meeting

      • 10:15 AM
        Welcome 15m
        Speaker: Giovanni Aloisio (CMCC)
    • 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
      WS: Session 1 – European Exascale hardware
      Convener: Erwan Raffin (Atos)
      • 10:30 AM
        Leonardo 20m
        Speaker: Sanzio Bassini (CINECA)
      • 10:50 AM
        Lumi 20m
        Speaker: Jenni Kontkanen (CSC)
      • 11:10 AM
        MareNostrum 5 20m
        Speaker: Sergi Girona (BSC)
      • 11:30 AM
        Break 20m
      • 11:50 AM
        EUPEX 20m
        Speaker: Etienne Walter (Atos)
      • 12:10 PM
        EuPILOT 20m
        Speaker: Carlos Puchol (BSC)
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      WS: Lunch break
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      WS: Session 2 – Programming models and hardware interplay
      Convener: Andrew Porter (STFC)
      • 2:00 PM
        PSyclone for LFRic 20m
        Speaker: Iva Kavcic (Met Office)
      • 2:20 PM
        ESiWACE2 DSLs for ICON and NEMO 20m
        Speaker: Carlos Osuna (MeteoSwiss)
      • 2:40 PM
        Vulcan FMS+ 20m
        Speaker: Oliver Fuhrer (ETHZ)
      • 3:00 PM
        Break 20m
      • 3:20 PM
        Experiences with Kokkos in E3SM 20m
        Speaker: Luca Bertagna (Sandia National Lab)
      • 3:40 PM
        DestinE: opportunities & challenges for digital twins of the Earth System 20m
        Speaker: Balthasar Reuter (ECMWF)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      WS: Coffee Break
    • 4:30 PM 6:30 PM
      WS: Session 3 – Machine Learning
      Conveners: Peter Dueben (ECMWF), Italo Epicoco (CMCC)
      • 4:30 PM
        Atmospheric Physics-Guided Machine Learning for Climate Modeling and Weather Forecasting 20m
        Speaker: Tom Beucler (EPSL)
      • 4:50 PM
        A Generative Deep Learning Approach to Stochastic Downscaling of Precipitation Forecasts 20m
        Speaker: Lucy Harris (Oxford University)
      • 5:10 PM
        Building Digital Twins of the Earth for NVIDIA’s Earth-2 Initiative 20m
        Speakers: Karthik Kashinath (NVIDIA), Mike Pritchard (NVIDIA)
      • 5:30 PM
        Break 20m
      • 5:50 PM
        Deep learning and differentiable simulations 20m
        Speaker: Stephan Hoyer (Google)
      • 6:10 PM
        Machine learning for weather forecasting: successes, challenges, and the future 20m
        Speaker: Jonathan Weyn (Microsoft)
    • 6:30 PM 6:45 PM
      WS: Wrap up and closing session