Part of a major collaboration project to develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational numerical weather prediction (Project ESCAPE)
Led by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and involving 10 other organisations
An exascale HPC system using Optalysys technology that can run the next generation of numerical weather prediction algorithms in an energy-efficient way
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