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License for ESCAPE dwarfs available

posted 23 Nov 2017, 01:57 by Daniel Thiemert   [ updated 23 Nov 2017, 01:57 ]


ESCAPE is making part of its developments available to the scientific community by providing a free-of-charge license for the dwarfs developed within ESCAPE.

A numerical weather & climate prediction dwarf is a self-contained set of algorithms representing a key functional block of a forecast model. More specifically, a weather & climate prediction dwarf should encapsulate a relevant characteristic or required functionality of a weather and climate prediction model and it is meant to be a runnable and verifiable mini-application. The specific implementation of a dwarf in ESCAPE is referred to as prototype, where the prototype should represent a new concept or implementation of a weather and climate prediction model. Examples from this perspective are the specialization of a particular dwarf to different hardware (e.g. accelerators) or a new concept allowing the solution of a required functional block in a different manner (e.g. different advection schemes for the dynamical core).

More information on the license is available here.