19th Workshop on high performance computing in meteorology

Bologna | Italy | 14-18 September 2020

Artist’s impression of ECMWF’s next data centre at the Tecnopolo di Bologna.
(Image: gmp von Gerkan, Marg & Partner)

Workshop description

Every second year ECMWF hosts a workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology. High performance computer architectures are becoming ever more complex, which presents significant challenges for the ongoing development of operational meteorological applications, themselves highly dependent on computing capability.

ECMWF's new high-performance computing facility will be installed at the Tecnopolo di Bologna in 2020. For the first time ECMWF's data centre will be separated from its headquarters and the Centre will function as a multi-site organisation. To mark this occasion, the 19th workshop on high performance computing in meteorology will take place in Bologna. The workshop programme will include a visit to the new data centre.

Workshop aims

Our aim is to provide a forum where users from our Member States and around the world can report on recent experience and achievements in the field of high performance computing; plans for the future and requirements for computing power will also be presented.


The workshop will take place at the I Portici Hotel, located in the centre of Bologna.

Registration and abstract submission

Registration for the workshop will open in October 2019.


Bologna Marconi Airport (BLQ) is 4 miles from the centre of Bologna (15 minutes by bus).

Further information about getting to Bologna


Hotel information will be available in October 2019.


Registration (to follow)

Abstract submission (to follow)

Programme (to follow)