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HIRLAM Use of the Hirlam NWP Model at Met Éireann (Irish Meteorological Service) (James Hamilton -- Met Éireann)

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1 HIRLAM Use of the Hirlam NWP Model at Met Éireann (Irish Meteorological Service) (James Hamilton -- Met Éireann)

2 MAIN EVENTS SINCE LAST MEETING REPLACEMENT OF COMPUTER SYSTEM Collaboration agreement with ICHEC ICHEC : Irish Centre for High-End Computing CHANGE FROM HIRLAM-5 to HIRLAM-7 Better model and higher-resolution

3 IRISH CENTRE FOR HIGH-END COMPUTING ICHEC 'Bringing Capability Computing to the Irish Research Community' SFI : Science Foundation Ireland HEA : Higher Education Authority HARDWARE Shared memory system [Bull Novascale NS6320] Distributed memory system [IBM eServer 1350]

4 IRISH CENTRE FOR HIGH-END COMPUTING HARDWARE Distributed memory system [IBM eServer cluster 1350 consisting of 476 IBM e326 compute nodes with 20TB of tightly integrated high-performance SAN based around an IBM DS4500] SuSe Linux 64-bit operating system Met É ireann uses 32 dual nodes for main run [out of an allocation of 48] Special execution queue

5 COMPUTER SYSTEM and VERSIONS of HIRLAM ICHEC Operational Hirlam : 438x284 grid pts; 60-levels; 15Km Nested Hirlam : 438x395 grid pts; 60-level; 5Km LINUX PC Hourly Hirlam : 166x163; 40-levels; 15Km; 20-min cutoff LINUX Cluster : Nine Twin Xenon Processors [3.2GHz] Backup Hirlam : 438x284 grid pts; 31-levels; 15Km ALL MODELS are HIRLAM version 7

6 OPERATIONAL HIRLAM … ICHEC HIRLAM 7 with 3DVAR 3-Hour assimilation cycle with 48-hour forecasts every 6-hours Rotated lat/long 0.15x0.15 grid with 438x284 grid points Hybrid [eta] coordinates with 60-levels [backup has 31 levels] CBR vertical diffusion scheme; Sundqvist condensation scheme STRACO cloud scheme; Savijarvi radiation scheme Digital filter initialisation Two time-level Semi-Lagrangian semi-implicit scheme Use of ‘frame’ boundaries from ECMWF

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9 NESTED HIRLAM … ICHEC HIRLAM 7 with 3DVAR Runs every 6-hours with 30-hour forecasts [6-hour cycle] Rotated lat/long 0.05x0.05 grid with 438x395 grid points Hybrid [eta] coordinates with 60-levels [no backup] CBR vertical diffusion scheme; Sundqvist condensation scheme STRACO cloud scheme; Savijarvi radiation scheme Digital filter initialisation Two time-level Semi-Lagrangian semi-implicit scheme Hourly boundaries from Hirlam operational model

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11 HOURLY HIRLAM … LINUX PC HIRLAM 7 with 3DVAR Runs every hour with 20-minute cutoff Rotated lat/long 0.15x0.15 grid with 166x163 grid points Hybrid [eta] coordinates with 40-levels [no backup] Runs on one hour cycle : 3-hour forecast Provides hourly analysis and short-range forecast Used on Met Éireann public internet site [www.met.ie]

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13 OPERATIONAL USES of HIRLAM General Forecasting Forecast guidance out to 48-hours WAM wave model Forecast 10-metre winds drive model [ECWAM at ICHEC] Roadice Prediction System Forecast parameters are used as first guess for [human] forecaster SATREP Overlay on satellite plots [ZAMG SATREP analysis scheme]

14 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Better Specification of B.C.’s for NWP models Operational Implementation of Nested System

15 LINUX CLUSTER … mogall Small experimental Linux-Cluster used as Backup Dell PowerEdge 1750 Twin Xeon nodes – rack mounted 1 x Master node [2.8GHz, 4Gbytes] 9 x Compute nodes [3.2GHz, 2Gbytes] Compute nodes in 3x3 2-dimensional torus [Dolphin cards] RedHat ES-3/WS-3; PGI compilers; Intel compilers Scali MPI connect, Scali TCP connect, Scali Manage Original cluster had 6-nodes : upgraded to 9-nodes

16 LINUX CLUSTER … mogall Used as Backup for Operational Hirlam Hirlam 7 with 3DVAR – identical to operational system Both ICHEC and mogall on same 15Km grid ICHEC has 60 levels; mogall has 31 levels

17 FUTURE PLANS …. Expand area [to North of Greenland] Look at use of higher resolution ECMWF boundary files Investigate 4DVAR Assimilation of satellite data [ATOVS]

18 Thank You


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