Research data support at the Bolin Centre

High performance computing

The Bolin Centre provides shared computational resources for members working with applications requiring high performance computing (HPC*) capacity.

Currently, the Bolin Centre has a computing and storage allocation on the supercomputer Tetralith hosted by the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC). The computation and associated storage project are provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) and all published work derived from use of these resources should include the mandatory SNIC acknowledgement:

"GAMMAL TEXT The computations/data handling/[SIMILAR] were/was enabled by resources provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at NSC partially funded by the Swedish Research Council through grant agreement no. 2018-05973"

Examples of HPC activities within the Bolin Centre include:

  • Multi century paleo-climate simulations with the Earth System Model EC-Earth to investigate past climate conditions.
  • Future emission scenario experiments with the Norwegian Earth System Model NorESM to investigate effects of different anthropogenic emission pathways.
  • Detailed aerosol-cloud interactions simulations with Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model MIMICA.
  • Investigation of climate sensitivity with the Max Plank Institute Earth system models, MPI-ESM and ICON.

For more information, consultation and access, please contact Anna Lewinschal (

Introductory courses to HPC are given by KTH/PDC, e.g. the yearly PDC summer school.

*HPC – Applications designed to perform a much larger number of computations per time unit than what is possible on a standard personal computer. The applications are typically written for parallel execution to be able to fully use the capacity of HPC hardware architectures.