ESPPRE Workshop

Earth Science Performance, Productivity, Reliability Engineering

Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2022

12:30 – 4:15 pm MDT

Boulder, CO and Virtual

Brought to you by the same committee that planned the past MultiCore workshops, the Earth Science Performance, Productivity, Reliability Engineering (ESPPRE) Workshop will be held Tuesday and Wednesday - September 20 and 21, 2022 at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder, Colorado, USA and virtual.


The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for open discussion to better understand the application of new high performance computing technologies for the next generation of weather, climate, and earth-system models. The new generation of High Performance Computer (HPC) architectures has diverse heterogeneous architectures and they present significant challenges to the community working on these models.

The primary workshop goals are:

  • Provide a forum to present experiences and lessons learned from development of weather and climate models on these platforms.
  • Create a community of developers to collect and enunciate requirements for next-generation HPC programming models, tools, systems, and hardware.
  • Exchange information and ideas on topics including:
  • Achieving performance portability on important applications across diverse heterogeneous architectures
  • Language, library, and directive based approaches for programming earth system applications. 
  • Computational requirements for scientific workflows
  • Utilization of high-bandwiddth memory and non-volatile on-node storage.
  • Tools for programming, performance analysis and optimization and I/O strategies on these platforms
  • Advancements in machine and deep learning techniques for physics code surrogates, data analysis and assimilation

This event is for students, non-students, and anyone interested.


Registration is free. Register here!


This event will take place at the Mesa Lab in Boulder, Colorado, USA as well as virtually. There will be a limited number of in-person participant registrations available. Please note: in order to attend the workshop in-person, you must follow the guest guidelines for NCAR. More information will be provided soon. 

Workshop Program Coordinators

Jed Brown (U. Colorado)

John Dennis (NCAR)

Bryan Flynt (ESRL)

Hans Johansen (LBL)

Ilene Locker Carpenter (HPE)

Christopher Maynard (MetOffice UK)

Matthew Norman (ORNL)

Sarat Sreepathi (ORNL)

Jian Sun (NCAR)

Workshop Administrator

Taysia Peterson

Code of Conduct

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