Energy Exascale Earth System Model Performs High-Resolutions Environment Simulations


Energy Exascale Earth System Model performs high-resolutions environment simulations that may eventually influence the US energy sector. The new modeling system for is expected to help obtain weather-scale resolution as well as simulation of the Earth’s variability and predict decadal alterations with the help of advanced computational platform.

Researchers are describing the model as the first ever earth system model performing end-to-end multi-scale by making couples of simulations of land, ocean and atmosphere. The system will also provide forecast about the interaction of such different elements.

The new model can also help in understanding the natural processes’ interplay with the human activities. More specifically, the Energy Exascale Earth System is able to model the impacts to be occurred due to the exploration of global climate change made by humans on the different earth systems.

E3SM project lead and scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), David Bader said while explaining the project that, “This model adds a much more complete representation between interactions of the energy system and the earth system. The increase in computing power allows us to add more detail to processes and interactions, which results in more accurate and useful simulations than previous models.”

ES3M’s Chief Computational Scientist from the Sandia National Laboratories, Mark Taylor said that, “Today one of our biggest successes is the performance of the model on prototype exascale computers, where on a per-node basis, the model runs faster and uses less power than on conventional architectures. This is due to our work in scalability, vectorization, threading, and software engineering.”