PALM is a large-eddy simulation (LES) model for atmospheric and oceanic flows which is especially designed for performing on massively parallel computer architectures. Some of PALM's highlights are:
- excellent scaling, so far tested up to 32000 cores
- online data analysis (during model runs) in order to avoid I/O bottlenecks
- topography realized on cartesian grid (allows for steep topography)
- non-cyclic horizontal boundary conditions including turbulent inflow
- code can be switched to ocean version with salinity equation and equation of state for seawater
- embedded parallelized Lagrangian particle model for various applications (footprint calculation, simulation of cloud droplet growth, visualization, etc.)
- interface which allows users to plug in their own code extensions without modifying the default code
- advanced shell scripts for installing and running the code in interactive and batch mode are available
- code is permanently maintained and improved by the PALM group and other users; code management is based on subversion
Program is actually available from 2015/08/13 SVN version.
Initialize environment by command
module add palm-20150813
Documentation is available at http://palm.muk.uni-hannover.de/wiki/TracGuide .