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Improving the skill and detail of ECMWF predictions is a computationally expensive process. Changes are needed throughout the entire NWP processing chain if we are to exploit the new technologies that will lead to exascale capabilities.
ECMWF will also seek to minimise power consumption leading to both effective and efficient computation.
ECMWF’s Scalability Programme, launched in 2013, brings together meteorological modellers, computer scientists, mathematicians and hardware providers from around the world for a coordinated approach to hardware and software development.