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Couplers developed at CERFACS


Coupling numerical models is a central issue in many research fields such as climate modelling, computational fluid dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, etc.

Ideally, a coupler, i.e., the software interface between the different models, should allow the realization of coupled simulations on different types of platforms at a minimal cost, the  testing of different coupling algorithms (e.g. time strategy or interpolation methods), or to change the numerical modeling components that participate in the coupled simulation in order to realize coupled model intercomparisons. Two couplers are developed at CERFACS: OASIS and OpenPalm.


OASIS3-MCT coupling

OASIS3-MCT coupling

The OASIS coupler « Ocean Atmosphere Sea Ice Soil » is a software allowing synchronized exchanges of coupling information between numerical codes representing different components of the climate system.

For further information :  site Web OASIS

Contact at CERFACS : Sophie Valcke



OpenPALM coupling

OpenPALM coupling


OpenPalm is a software allowing the concurrent execution and the intercommunication of programs based on in-house as well as commercial codes. For climate modelling an ocean model could be coupled with and atmospheric model through OpenPalm, for a combustion chamber temperature simulation a combustion model could be coupled with a radiation model…

For further information : site Web OpenPalm

Contact at CERFACS : Thierry Morel


Cerfacs funded for the EoCoE-II European center of excellence

superadmin |  11 October 2018

The European center of excellence EoCoE-II brings together 20 partners from 7 European countries around exascale computing for energy-oriented numerical models. As a follow-up to the proof-of-principle phase of EoCoE (energy-oriented center of excellence), EoCoE-II will build on its unique,...Read more

Cerfacs funded by the EU for more than 1 MEuros thanks to the IS-ENES3 and ESiWACE2 projects

superadmin |  4 October 2018

IS-ENES3 is the third phase of the distributed e-infrastructure of ENES (European Network for Earth System modelling), enabling the European climate modelling community to address the challenges of international intercomparison project CMIP6. IS-ENES3 will develop, document and deploy new and...Read more