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There are seven headline recommendations:
- The HPC community must continue to provide both CPU and GPU machines; a lot of climate codes will not be sensibly deployed on GPU machines in the near future (even if they can be made to run on them).
- There is a need for a more operational aspect to some aspects of climate science.
- The community should continue to invest in managing and sustaining shared infrastructure.
- Model development takes a long time and is resource intensive. Modellers will have to pay attention to the choices between Performance, Portability, and (scientific) Productivity; in the new world, we can only have two!
- Large expensive modelling projects need to be treated like satellite missions, well publicised and documented.
- The community should continue to invest in the necessary underpinning diagnostic tools and libraries.
- Storage and data systems need to support a variety of use-cases.
However, there are 37 numbered detailed recommendations, seven of which target the HPC community - the other thirty target the climate modelling community.
Read more about the Infrastructure Strategy and provide feedback via the ENES website.