Thanks to the dedicated team of software engineers at NCAR for the enormous time and effort put into running the CCSM4 CMIP5 simulations, and to all of the CCSM working group co-chairs and members for their efforts toward model development and validation over the past few years. Computing resources were provided by the Climate Simulation Laboratory at NCAR’s Computational Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), sponsored by the National Science Foundation and other agencies. This research was enabled by CISL computer and storage resources. Bluefire, a 4064-processor IBM POWER6 resource with a peak of 77 teraflops provided more than 7.5 million computing hours, the GLADE high-speed disk resources provided 0.4 PB of dedicated disk, and CISL’s 12-PB HPSS archive provided over 1 PB of storage in support of this research project.
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