Accession Number : ADA134036

Title :   Theoretical and Experimental Comparison of Four Vector Processors for Numerical Ocean Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 25 Nov 80-24 Nov 81,


Personal Author(s) : Wallcraft,Alan J

PDF Url : ADA134036

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Super computers are required for effective ocean simulation numerical experiments because of the time and space scales of the underlying physical processes. This report compares four such computers, the Texas Instruments Advanced Scientific Computer (TIASC), the CRAY-1, the Cyber 203 and the Cyber 205 entirely on the basis of their suitability for numerical ocean modeling. Using this as the basis for comparison, it is found that the Cyber 205 is the highest rated machine.

Descriptors :   *Ocean models, *Computerized simulation, *Numerical methods and procedures, Vector analysis, Forecasting, Computers, Comparison, Systems engineering, Computer programs, Naval operations, User needs, Military requirements, State of the art, Systems analysis, Vapor pressure, Saturation, Computations

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE