Overview

Our research makes extensive use of local, campus-wide, and international-level computing and supercomputing resources. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the UWM College of Letters and Science and the National Science Foundation for their contributions to these resources.

Two Intel Xeon-based Dell PowerEdge T710 servers, hurricane and tornado, underpin our local computing resources. Combined, these two machines have 40 2.8 GHz Xeon X5560 processors, 96 GB RAM, and 28 TB of RAID-5 disk storage.

The UWM avi supercomputer features 1,136 processing cores (2.67 GHz Intel Xeon X5550-based), 3.4 TB of RAM, and 80 TB of RAID storage. The UWM mortimer supercomputer features 1,924 processing cores (2.50 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2- or Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3-based), 7.3 TB of RAM, and 74 TB of RAID storage. Our group has contributed 24 processing cores and 40 TB of RAID storage to mortimer and will double this contribution in 2016. Our research utilizes UWM's supercomputers for the bulk of our moderately-intensive numerical simulations.

Finally, the NCAR yellowstone petascale supercomputer features 72,288 processor cores, 144.6 TB of RAM, and 10,700 TB of storage space. Research conducted in collaboration with colleagues at other universities and/or NCAR, plus that which has more intensive computing requirements (e.g., high-resolution ensemble simulations), is conducted on yellowstone.

Resources

WRF-ARW v3.9 Guide
3 May 2017

User's guide for WRF-ARW v3.9 on the mortimer supercomputer.

WRF-DART Guide
3 May 2017

Comprehensive documentation for getting started with WRF and DART. Available by request.

interp.gs
3 June 2014

Interpolates data in GrADS to any specified isosurface.