COSMO

Principal Investigator: 

COSMO European Consortium
Piero Lanucara,
CINECA - ITALY
Email: p.lanucara@cineca.it

Other application users/developers: 

Consortium for Small Scale Modeling includes meteorological services centers (Italian Air Force USAM/CNMCA, German DWD, Switzerland MeteoSwiss among the others) regional services and institutions. CINECA is involved in national and international agreement and HPC services within COSMO consortium.

Scientific area: 
Weather and climate.
Abstract: 
COSMO-Model is a non-hydrostatic limited-area atmospheric prediction model. It has been designed for both operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) and various scientific applications on the meso-scale. The COSMO-Model is based on the primitive thermo-hydrodynamical equations describing compressible flow in a moist atmosphere. The model equations are formulated in rotated geographical coordinates and a generalized terrain following height coordinate. A variety of physical processes are taken into account by parameterization schemes. Besides the forecast model itself, a number of additional components such as data assimilation, interpolation of boundary conditions from a driving model, and post-processing utilities are required to run the model in NWP-mode, climate mode or for case studies.
Scalability: 
Strong scaling up to thousands cores on CRAY XC30 and/or similar computing architectures (COSMO/OPCODE)
Versions: 
MPI
OpenMP
CUDA
Other: 
OpenAcc
Tested on platforms: 

COSMO is portable among all existing HPC platforms (including “heterogeneous” machines)

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