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Rose/Cylc UM conversion course (5th May 2017)

NCAS-CMS will be running a 1-day Rose/Cylc UM conversion course on Friday 5th May at Reading University. Rose & Cylc are the replacement user interface and job submission/control system for the UMUI for UM version 10.x. The course is aimed at those already familiar with running the UM under the UMUI and will not cover how the UM itself works. (See our UM Training course page for details of other courses we run: http://cms.ncas.ac.uk/wiki/UmTraining). The majority of the course will be hands-on exercises supplemented with lectures.

Course contents:

  • Overview of Rose/Cylc
  • Creating & managing suites
  • How to configure, build and run a UM application
  • Examining Rose suite output
  • Common pitfalls and troubleshooting

Please only attend this course if you are planning on using Rose within the next few months. We will be running this course again later in the year, subject to demand.

We still have a few spaces left. To register for this course please email: cms-support@… including a brief summary of what model configurations/versions you intend to be working with.

Course attendees are responsible for paying their own travel costs.

CF Checker 3.0.0 Released

A new version of the CF Checker has been released and is now available for download from Github (https://github.com/cedadev/cf-checker/releases). A distribution will also be available on PyPI soon.

This is a major update to remove the dependency on CDAT; moving to use netcdf4-python instead.

UM Introduction Course (29-31 March 2017)

NCAS-CMS will be delivering a 3-day course introducing new users to the Met Office Unified Model with the new Rose/cylc system. The course is a mix of practical exercises and informal lectures covering a range of topics including running suites, code management, file formats and troubleshooting common problems.

The course will be held at the University of Reading from 29-31 March 2017. There is no fee for attending the course, and lunch will be provided. However attendees are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and other subsistence costs.

For further details and a link to the registration form see:

https://www.ncas.ac.uk/index.php/en/introduction-to-unified-model-course

Please note, this course is intended for new UM users only. CMS will also be running a 1 day Rose/cylc conversion course for users familiar with running the UM through the UMUI. Details of this will follow soon.

Training Course: An Introduction to the Unified Model

Dates: 13-15th April 2016

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. It comprises a mix of lecture-style delivery covering a range of topics, including UM overview, Running the UM, UM file formats, post processing tools, etc and a significant practical component with exercises run on ARCHER to introduce new UM users to HPC and to help users past the initial steep learning usually involved with UM modelling.

Closing date for applications: 5th April

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

[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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