Technology Development Division (TDD)

TDD Spotlight

Performance of the HOMME Dynamical Core in the Simulation of Rainfall: Real-Planet Study with CAM3.5
Performance of the HOMME Dynamical Core in the Simulation of Rainfall: Real-Planet Study with CAM3.5Researchers at NCAR and DOE laboratories have been working to ensure the CCSM is ready to fully utilize upcoming petascale computing platforms. The main bottleneck to petascale performance in the CCSM is the scalability of the atmospheric dynamical core. Learn more >


About TDD

The research activity within CISL enhances the computational infrastructure at NCAR and supports more efficient scientific computation and simulation. This research is necessary to maintain an innovative computational facility and to lead the geophysics community in incorporating new numerical methods and models. Given this broad priority, the research in CISL must span several disciplines and address computational science at many levels.

The Technology Development Division contains three sections: the Application Scalability and Performance Group (ASAP), the Outreach Services Group (OSG), and the Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section (VETS).

ASAP focuses on improving the ability of Earth System science to efficiently utilize current and future cyber-infrastructure.  We use a research-based approach to understand application performance and how it maps to computing hardware.  Our applied research agenda addresses real-world computing issues that arise in computationally demanding Earth System science.  We have three focus areas of research that includes scalability and performance of NCAR applications, the efficient use of accelerator technology, and workflow and I/O.

OSG is here to help tell your story. We are here to broaden your reach, and to help you reach broader audiences. We can help you navigate sensitive issues and mitigate risk. We can give you an opportunity to mentor the next generation of computational scientists. And at the end of the year, we can make sure your stakeholders know about the work you’ve done. Talk to us about how we can make your efforts shine.

VETS has a primary focus of advancing the knowledge development process. Activities span developing and delivering software tools for analysis and visualization, providing advanced visualization and collaboration environments, web engineering for all of UCAR, R&D endeavors in collaboratories, developing a new generation of data management and access, Grid R&D, novel visualization capabilities, and a sizable outreach effort.