International Computing in the Atmospheric Sciences 2017 (iCAS2017) is the 13th biennial symposium in a series hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship from the U.S. National Science Foundation. iCAS2017 will bring together international colleagues to discuss information technology advances and the transformative infrastructure that allows scientists to investigate atmospheric problems as part of the Earth system model. Presentation and discussion topics include:
· Keynote presentations from the Director of NCAR, Jim Hurrell and the project director of the US DOE’s Exascale Program, Paul Messina
· High-performance computing systems and plans from various weather, climate, and research laboratories worldwide.
· Two panels 1) CMIP6 efforts and 2) Data Compression for climate and weather data.
· Big Data challenges in the atmospheric sciences.
· Adapting weather and climate Applications to next-generation HPC architectures.
· Several topics on prediction, predictability and data assimilation.
The symposium will include presentations from key industry vendors.