CMI researchers are active users
of large scale parallel computing. We operate a
clusters in support of the wide range of
calculations undertaken in the course of our
research. Such local systems form an invaluable
adjunct to more remote national supercomputing
facilities. CMI researchers are also
computing as an exciting new alternative to
conventional compute-platform paradigm.
In recent years CMI has added to
its resources a
fluid laboratory used to develop a
real-time fluid observatory. Doubling as a
teaching facility, the fluid lab has been a
valuable proving ground for the
and turntable system designed to complement
"weather-in-a-tank" project, an
effort aimed at developing a new
weather and climate curriculum for schools.
computing, too, is being explored with an eye
on its potential value as a tool in science education.
In tandem with the growth in the
size of numerical simulations CMI is able to
undertake, has come a growing need for improved
means of viewing the resulting solutions. CMI
has built and supports several multi-LCD, panels
in Building 54
as well as elsewhere on campus. Besides
displaying the wealth of high-resolution images
and movies CMI generates they make compelling
teaching and outreach tools.
Several of the technologies CMI
fosters involve the development of unique
software tools. Through the
collaboration, great strides have been made to
adjointable version of
in-house general circulation model, which
ECCO and its many related projects.
is another suite of software CMI has been
helping develop, an involvement that has led to
multi-scale ocean modeling studies
paralleling the atmospheric modeling idea of superparameterization.