The I-WRF framework is currently being implemented. After completing container validity testing and performance testing, it will be publicly released to the scientific community. I-WRF containers will be optimized to run on multiple platforms and to enable parallel analysis of large domains with a high level of spatial discretization. They will be freely available at a container repository and discoverable with common tools.
Adopters can use the I-WRF container components to build and modify their own containers, thus saving time and increasing overall container availability and sharing within and between scientific communities.
The availability of this framework solution will enable more rapid and potentially distributed responses to climate emergencies. NCAR will maintain and sustain the collaboratively developed CI service after the project is complete.