Posts for the month of October 2015

New Xconv version (1.93) released

A new version of xconv (1.93) has been released and the on-line documentation has been updated. Xconv documentation can be found here

Xconv 1.93 executables are available for the following platforms

  • Linux x86 64 bit
  • OS-X x86 32 bit
  • OS-X x86 64 bit

and can be downloaded from here

[resolved] Network problems between Reading and ARCHER

The JANET engineers have identified an network issue and put a fix in place. Please let us know if you see any further network stalling between puma and Archer.

[updated] Network problems between Reading and ARCHER

JANET engineers are now investigating the cause of the slow connection between Reading and Archer.

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Training Course: Introduction to Unified Model

Dates: December 16-18 2015

Location: University of Reading

Applications for this course are now open, please apply for places through the application form

This course, run by NCAS-CMS, introduces new users to the Met Office Unified Model systems and provides practical experience of setting up and running experiments. UM software management system, file formats, utilities, and configurations are discussed. Users will be led through a series of exercises designed to encourage best practice in scientific exploitation and HPC resource management of the UM.

The Met Office Unified Model is the model used for weather and climate prediction at the Met Office and also at other forecasting centres worldwide.

Accommodation, subsistence costs and reasonable travel within the UK will be funded for eligible students and scientists.

Network problems between Reading and ARCHER

We are currently experiencing a very slow network between Reading and ARCHER. This is affecting connections between PUMA and ARCHER, including submissions of UM jobs which may be very slow or fail.

ARCHER and Reading IT are investigating this issue.

It might be that this problem is a more general one between us in the south and ARCHER in the north as a similar intermittent slow network connection to ARCHER has been reported from Exeter, Oxford and London. It’s a bit early to say if this is the case and more information and tests need to be done.

Updates will be posted here and to the PUMA mailing list when we have further news.

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