Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#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 3 years 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 3 years ago by mbexgcd2

Hi Grenville,

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


comment:3 Changed 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago by grenville

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