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Elliott et al. 2014

Elliott, J., D. Kelly, J. Chryssanthacopoulos, M. Glotter, K. Jhunjhnuwala, N. Best, M. Wilde, and I. Foster, 2014: The parallel system for integrating impact models and sectors (pSIMS). Environ. Model. Softw., 62, 509-516, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.04.008.

We present a framework for massively parallel climate impact simulations: the parallel System for Integrating Impact Models and Sectors (pSIMS). This framework comprises a) tools for ingesting and converting large amounts of data to a versatile datatype based on a common geospatial grid; b) tools for translating this datatype into custom formats for site-based models; c) a scalable parallel framework for performing large ensemble simulations, using any one of a number of different impacts models, on clusters, supercomputers, distributed grids, or clouds; d) tools and data standards for reformatting outputs to common datatypes for analysis and visualization; and e) methodologies for aggregating these datatypes to arbitrary spatial scales such as administrative and environmental demarcations. By automating many time-consuming and error-prone aspects of large-scale climate impacts studies, pSIMS accelerates computational research, encourages model intercomparison, and enhances reproducibility of simulation results. We present the pSIMS design and use example assessments to demonstrate its multi-model, multi-scale, and multi-sector versatility.

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@article{el09000j,
  author={Elliott, J. and Kelly, D. and Chryssanthacopoulos, J. and Glotter, M. and Jhunjhnuwala, K. and Best, N. and Wilde, M. and Foster, I.},
  title={The parallel system for integrating impact models and sectors (pSIMS)},
  year={2014},
  journal={Environ. Model. Softw.},
  volume={62},
  pages={509--516},
  doi={10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.04.008},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - el09000j
AU  - Elliott, J.
AU  - Kelly, D.
AU  - Chryssanthacopoulos, J.
AU  - Glotter, M.
AU  - Jhunjhnuwala, K.
AU  - Best, N.
AU  - Wilde, M.
AU  - Foster, I.
PY  - 2014
TI  - The parallel system for integrating impact models and sectors (pSIMS)
JA  - Environ. Model. Softw.
VL  - 62
SP  - 509
EP  - 516
DO  - 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.04.008
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