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I/O Parallelization for the Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation System (GEOS DAS)The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Data Assimilation Office (DAO) at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has developed the GEOS DAS, a data assimilation system that provides production support for NASA missions and will support NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) in the coming years. The GEOS DAS will be used to provide background fields of meteorological quantities to EOS satellite instrument teams for use in their data algorithms as well as providing assimilated data sets for climate studies on decadal time scales. The DAO has been involved in prototyping parallel implementations of the GEOS DAS for a number of years and is now embarking on an effort to convert the production version from shared-memory parallelism to distributed-memory parallelism using the portable Message-Passing Interface (MPI). The GEOS DAS consists of two main components, an atmospheric General Circulation Model (GCM) and a Physical-space Statistical Analysis System (PSAS). The GCM operates on data that are stored on a regular grid while PSAS works with observational data that are scattered irregularly throughout the atmosphere. As a result, the two components have different data decompositions. The GCM is decomposed horizontally as a checkerboard with all vertical levels of each box existing on the same processing element(PE). The dynamical core of the GCM can also operate on a rotated grid, which requires communication-intensive grid transformations during GCM integration. PSAS groups observations on PEs in a more irregular and dynamic fashion.
Document ID
19980205537
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lucchesi, Rob (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Sawyer, W. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD United States)
Takacs, L. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Lyster, P. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD United States)
Zero, J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1998
Publication Information
Publication: Second International Workshop on Software Engineering and Code Design in Parallel Meteorological and Oceanographic Applications
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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