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NASA Langley Research Center ASAP Science Meeting, Boulder, CO 13-14 Apr 2005 Louis Nguyen, Patrick Minnis, John Murray, and Rabindra Palikonda NASA Langley.

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1 NASA Langley Research Center ASAP Science Meeting, Boulder, CO Apr 2005 Louis Nguyen, Patrick Minnis, John Murray, and Rabindra Palikonda NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia, USA Migration of LaRC Icing Products to Columbia Supercomputer

2 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Objectives Improve processing system to produce reliable icing products Increase temporal and spatial resolution of these products Improve latency time Port and migrate code to Project Columbia Supercomputer Transition research code to operational code Transition and Integrate the Langley’s Satellite Products to Operations in the operational National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center CIP product

3 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Outline Overview of LaRC Icing processing environment Project Columbia Supercomputer Migration plan Utilize parallel processing Benefits from improved computer capability Summary and future plans

4 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Overview of LaRC Processing Environment Real-time Data Acquisition System GOES-East & West data from via McIDAS ADDE server (SSEC)GOES-East & West data from via McIDAS ADDE server (SSEC) RUC data obtained from SSEC and NOAA Forecast Systems Lab RUC data obtained from SSEC and NOAA Forecast Systems Lab Snow maps from NOAA via FTP site Snow maps from NOAA via FTP site Transition to Operations, utilize the NOAA NESDIS operational 24/7 ADDE servers to ingest satellite and model data Transition to Operations, utilize the NOAA NESDIS operational 24/7 ADDE servers to ingest satellite and model data Processing Environment Uses the Man computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS, developed by SSEC Univ. Wisc)Uses the Man computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS, developed by SSEC Univ. Wisc) McIDAS is a programmable suite of software and interactive data visualization tool used for displaying, analyzing, and acquiring datasetsMcIDAS is a programmable suite of software and interactive data visualization tool used for displaying, analyzing, and acquiring datasets Runs on SGI Unix platform Runs on SGI Unix platform

5 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Overview of LaRC Icing Processing (con’t) Source Code Code Modularization (R. Palikonda)Code Modularization (R. Palikonda) -satellite modules for GOES (8-12), MSG, AVHRR, MODIS - sounding module for RUC, ECMWF, GFS/AVN - helps isolates sections of the algorithm to improve cloud mask, corr-k, cloud parameterization, etc. - most modules are written in C Main driver program is in McIDAS environmentMain driver program is in McIDAS environment Cloud algorithms are written in FortranCloud algorithms are written in Fortran Data inputs and outputs utilizes McIDAS API Data inputs and outputs utilizes McIDAS API Approximately 75,000 lines of code Approximately 75,000 lines of code

6 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Overview of LaRC Icing Processing (con’t) Current Computer Resources Used for ASAP SGI Orgin 3800 with 40 CPUsSGI Orgin 3800 with 40 CPUs Only 8 CPU is available for Icing (other CPUs are used by CERES & CALIPSO project)Only 8 CPU is available for Icing (other CPUs are used by CERES & CALIPSO project) Limitation of Current Computer Resources Run code every half hour during the day and hourly at nightRun code every half hour during the day and hourly at night Process GOES-West (10) at 8km res: ~30 minsProcess GOES-West (10) at 8km res: ~30 mins Process GOES-East (12) at 8km res: ~35 minsProcess GOES-East (12) at 8km res: ~35 mins Need Additional Resources Run at full 4km resolution every 15 minsRun at full 4km resolution every 15 mins Would take ~70 min to process GOES-West and ~80 min for GOES-East at full resolutionWould take ~70 min to process GOES-West and ~80 min for GOES-East at full resolution Project Columbia Supercomputer offers needed resourceProject Columbia Supercomputer offers needed resource

7 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 NASA’s newest supercomputer is one of the world’s fastestNASA’s newest supercomputer is one of the world’s fastest Supports the agency’s 4 mission directorates (Aeronautics, Exploration, Science, & Space), NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), and Vision for Space ExplorationSupports the agency’s 4 mission directorates (Aeronautics, Exploration, Science, & Space), NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), and Vision for Space Exploration Support general science community: GSFC runs a General Circulation Model to generate real-time numerical weather prediction (NWP) to improve hurricane tracking and intensity forecast for Hurricane CenterSupport general science community: GSFC runs a General Circulation Model to generate real-time numerical weather prediction (NWP) to improve hurricane tracking and intensity forecast for Hurricane Center Funds for Columbia pre-paid forFunds for Columbia pre-paid for thru FY05-07 from the 4 mission directorates and NESC Requested 35,000 cpu hrs FY05-06Requested 35,000 cpu hrs FY05-06 from Aviation Safety Program allotment Project Columbia Supercomputer

8 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug SGI Altix 3700 superclusters, each with 512 processors20 SGI Altix 3700 superclusters, each with 512 processors 10,240 Intel Itanium-2 processors running at 1.5 GHz10,240 Intel Itanium-2 processors running at 1.5 GHz Capable of 51.9 teraflops, ranked second behind DOE Blue GeneCapable of 51.9 teraflops, ranked second behind DOE Blue Gene 20 Terabyte of Memory20 Terabyte of Memory Linix based operation systemLinix based operation system 40 TB of fiber channel RAID storage40 TB of fiber channel RAID storage Capable of storing 10 petabytes of archive storageCapable of storing 10 petabytes of archive storage Project Columbia Supercomputer Technical Hardware Description

9 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Migration to Project Columbia NASA Advance Supercomputing (NAS) accounts requestedNASA Advance Supercomputing (NAS) accounts requested McIDAS software installationMcIDAS software installation Over 1000 programs and subroutinesOver 1000 programs and subroutines Testing the software componentsTesting the software components Port LaRC Icing code to Columbia platformPort LaRC Icing code to Columbia platform Data ingest system (satellite, model, input maps)Data ingest system (satellite, model, input maps) Processing script and aux program packageProcessing script and aux program package LaRC cloud algorithmsLaRC cloud algorithms Test and check for consistency of Icing products produced from LaRC and ColumbiaTest and check for consistency of Icing products produced from LaRC and Columbia Possible security/firewall issues related to ingest and dissemination of data and products via ADDE and FTP ports

10 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Parallel Processing GOES-10 Phase GOES-12 Phase GOES-12 & GOES-10 are processed using single CPU - at 8km takes 30 mins - at 4km takes 80 mins Time includes 5-8 mins for Input and output Two parallel processing approach: - run sub-domains using multiple CPUs (use same binary) - multi-threaded process for looping through each grid box Parallel processing will use 16 CPUs (8 for ea GOES) - Columbia CPU are ~2.5x faster

11 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Parallel Processing (con’t) Full Resolution 80 min process should be reduced to 9-12 mins

12 NASA Langley Research Center SPIE 49th, Denver, CO 2-6 Aug 2004 Summary and Future Plans LaRC Satellite products available near real-time in several formats (McIDAS ADDE server, RUC Gridded netCDF, and LaRC Packed Binary) LaRC Icing code will be adapted to run in parallel processing mode Parallel processing will allow GOES Icing products to run at full resolution every 15 min Porting to Project Columbia Supercomputer to be completed by end of FY05 (ASAP project milestone) Work with the NASA Applied Sciences Program, the FAA and NOAA to integrate and transition the LaRC Icing products to the operational NWS Aviation Weather Center CIP product by end of FY06 This research was support by the NASA Aviation Safety Program.


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