Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#29 closed help (fixed)

cannot run NCAS UM tutorial

Reported by: michael.bane@… Owned by: lois
Component: UM Model Keywords:
Cc: michael.bane@… Platform:
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Following the instructions at

I've downloaded xbrta from hpcx to my *local* machine, and have now
uploaded the basis_xbrta file; I've amended user-id and mail-id but I
don't understand what I need to do for

  • Change the path of any user preSTASHmaster files (Model Selection →

Atmosphere/Ocean? → STASH → User STASHmaster files)

  • Change the path of any hadedit files in UM version 6.1 jobs (Model

selection → Submodel independent → User hand edit files)

since the files for the former (eg encor_5.5) aren't in any of the files
I downloaded and if I leave as the default I get an error saying the
default (/home/umui/hadgem1/vn6.1/preSTASHmaster/encor_5.5 etc) doesn't

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by umdoc

Am I right in thinking I can use the preSTASHmaster and hand_edit files from HPCx directory:
together with the basis file, as per web page,
If so, perhaps this could be made clearer on the web page (for PUM novices like me!)

What are the xbrta_data.tar.gz xbrta_files.tar.gz files for?

Many thanks, Michael

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by lois

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

The problems of hand edits and user prestash master files needing to be local to the UMUI rather than the machine on which the UM job is run are an issue when NCAS runs a distributed set of UMUI services. When NCAS sets up a single centralised UMUI service these issues will not longer be problems.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by umdoc

Thanks for the clarification.

This is the first I've heard of a centralised UMUI service - can you tell me more?


comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by umdoc

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by ros

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

This ticket has been dormant for a long while and the initial query has been satisfactorily answered.

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