#2535 closed help (answered)

Generating ancillaries with the nesting suite on Archer

Reported by: mbexgcd2 Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Model Keywords: nesting suite
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: 10.9


Hello CMS,

Do you know if there are any issues relating to ancillary generation when running the nesting suite on Archer?

My problem relates to suite u-az251. This is based on a copy of the latest version of the nesting suite at vn10.9 (u-av356). After submitting the job via Puma, the executable builds successfully in the fcm_make2 step. However, in the Gcylc window I hit a problem with the ‘ancil_top’ app – it fails with a ‘submission failed’ error. From what I can see, the job does run for a few brief seconds, but then exits almost immediately. I can’t see any obvious errors in the job output files on ARCHER (specifically ~mbexgcd2/cylc-run/u-az251/log/job/20160630T0000Z/JAIPUR_km4p4_ancil_top/04).


Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by grenville


Please set permissions so we can read your home and work spaces

chmod -R g+rX /work/n02/n02/<you>
chmod -R g+rX /home/n02/n02/<you>


comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by mbexgcd2

Hi Grenville,

I've set permissions using chmod as suggested; hopefully you should have read access now.


comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by grenville


I think your job is trying to run in the wrong queue - snplauncher is not an ARCHER module (I think it was on HECTOR) - it looks like your CAP should be running in the serial queue?


comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by grenville


Maybe take a look at /home/grenville/roses/u-ao230 to sort out the suite.rc file — this runs ancil_top in the serial queue (ancil_mask runs in the standard queue..)


comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by mbexgcd2

Thanks Grenville, I've just been having a look at u-ao230.

I have ancil_top working now; seems that I had to explicitly add '-q = {{SERIALQ}}' to the ancil_top directives in suite-adds.rc to force it to use the serial queue. This doesn't seem to have been necessary in u-ao230, but perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my suite is at a later version (vn10.9).

I left the other ancil processes to run in the standard queue, and so far they seem to be running OK…will keep you posted.


comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by mbexgcd2

Hi, just to confirm that my suite has finished running now and all the ancillary tasks in Gcylc have completed successfully. Thanks for the help!


comment:7 Changed 21 months ago by grenville

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