Project: ESCAPE

A major project led by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to develop the next generation platform for numerical weather prediction



  • An exascale HPC system using Optalysys technology that can run the next generation of numerical weather prediction algorithms in an energy-efficient way

Project Timeline

  • Successfully awarded a €4m grant by the European Commission through its Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

  • Started 1st October 2015

  • See project website for most recent updates

  • In June 2017 we presented a demonstration of the optical spherical harmonic transform system to the EU at the mid-term project review meeting in Reading. This work has produced a novel method of generating functions using our optical approach which was not previously possible