A screenshot of a SCREAM simulation

SCREAM wins Gordon Bell climate prize at SC23 convention

November 27, 2023 11:56 am Published by

Running a model of the global atmosphere with unprecedentedly high resolution on the world’s first exascale supercomputer, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories has won the Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modeling presented by the Association for Computing Machinery. The award, announced Nov. 16 at the SC23 convention in Denver, recognizes innovative computing contributions aimed at addressing the global climate crisis.

“We have created the first global cloud-resolving model to simulate a world’s year of climate in a day,” said Sandia researcher Mark Taylor, the chief computational scientist of the Energy Exascale Earth Systems Model, or E3SM, an eight-lab project led by Lawrence Livermore National Lab and supported by the DOE’s Office of Science for the development of advanced climate models. “We’re ushering in a new era of accuracy.”

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