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000197474 245__ $$aOn the use of inexact, pruned hardware in atmospheric modelling
000197474 269__ $$a2014
000197474 260__ $$aLondon$$bRoyal Soc$$c2014
000197474 300__ $$a16
000197474 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000197474 520__ $$aInexact hardware design, which advocates trading the accuracy of computations in exchange for significant savings in area, power and/or performance of computing hardware, has received increasing prominence in several error-tolerant application domains, particularly those involving perceptual or statistical end-users. In this paper, we evaluate inexact hardware for its applicability in weather and climate modelling. We expand previous studies on inexact techniques, in particular probabilistic pruning, to floating point arithmetic units and derive several simulated setups of pruned hardware with reasonable levels of error for applications in atmospheric modelling. The setup is tested on the Lorenz ‘96 model, a toy model for atmospheric dynamics, using software emulation for the proposed hardware. The results show that large parts of the computation tolerate the use of pruned hardware blocks without major changes in the quality of short- and long-time diagnostics, such as forecast errors and probability density functions. This could open the door to significant savings in computational cost and to higher resolution simulations with weather and climate models.
000197474 6531_ $$aenergy efficient computing
000197474 6531_ $$aLorenz 96
000197474 6531_ $$ainexact hardware design
000197474 6531_ $$ascale separation
000197474 700__ $$aDüben, Peter D.
000197474 700__ $$aJoven, Jaime
000197474 700__ $$aLingamneni, Avinash
000197474 700__ $$aMcNamara, Hugh
000197474 700__ $$0240269$$aDe Micheli, Giovanni$$g167918
000197474 700__ $$aPalem, Krishna V.
000197474 700__ $$aPalmer, Tim
000197474 773__ $$j372$$k2018$$tProceedings of the Royal Society of London A
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