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The aim of this module is to introduce students to ECMWF's basic computing services, both the workstation system (ecgate) and the data storage/archive facility. MARS is the Centre's meteorological data archive. This course is aimed at new users of ECMWF's computer services.

 

The course will run from the 20th to the 24th February 2017. TIMETABLE: Click on a lecture title to find out more...

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09:30-11.00

Welcome

Anna Ghelli

 

 Introduction to computing resources and services

High Performance Computing Facility (CRAY), servers, data handling, network (LAN and WAN) and web services

Paul Dando

 

 Meteorological Archiving and Retrieval System (MARS)

Introduction and basic concepts

Slides

Carsten Maass

 

 Decoding GRIB data
  • Introducing the GRIB format and the tools to inspect and manipulate GRIB data
  • Practical session
  • Slides
  • Solutions

Paul Dando

 BUFR decoding

Introduction to BUFR format and decoding tools

Dominique Lucas

 ECaccess
  • ECaccess concepts
  • ECaccess tools  : file transfer, web toolkit and monitoring tools

 Slides

Tutorial

Dominique Lucas

11:30-13.00
 Getting started

Working on your Linux desktop and access the Web

Slides

Carsten Maass 

 

 ECMWF file systems

Introduction to ecgate, HPCF, NFS mounted file systems and practical

Slides

Carsten Maass


 Meteoroloical Archving and Retrieval System (MARS)

Carsten Maass

 Decoding GRIB data
  • GRIB data: inspection tools
  • GRIB data:manipulation tools
  • Practical session
  • Slides
  • Solutions

Paul Dando

 

 Meteorological Archiving and Retrieval System (MARS)

Field manipulation with MARS

Dominique Lucas

 

 ECaccess

Tutorial

Dominique Lucas


 Time critical applications

Introduction to Time Critical Applications: Option 1, 2 and 3

Slides

Dominique Lucas


Course evaluation - Close

14:00-15:15
 ECMWF's File Storage system (ECFS)
  • Introduction to ECFS and its functionalities: store, retrieve, list, delete, ecfsdir
  • Using ECFS in your scripts or cron jobs
  • Practical session

Slides

Carsten Maass

 Compiling environment
  • Compilers, their common options, handling I/O and linking libraries
  • Basic debugging
  • Practical session

Slides

Xavier Abellan

 

 Decoding GRIB data
  • GRIB data: manipulation tools
  • Fortran90 and Python interface
  • Practical session
  • Slides
  • Solutions

Paul Dando

 Interpolating model data
  • Why do we need interpolation?
  • Interpolating data and its limitations
  • Slides
  • Solutions

   Paul Dando

 
15:45-17:00
 Submitting batch jobs
  • Basic concepts
  • Commands: sbatch to ecgate server, sqos (checking queues), job control (squeue, scontrol, scancel)
  • Practical session

Slides

Solutions 

Xavier Abellan

 Compiling environment

Xavier Abellan



 

 ODB API
  • What is ODB API?

  • Data structure / file format

  • ODB API SQL

  • ODB MARS Archive and ODB Governance

  • slides

Peter Kuchta

 

 Introducing Metview

Iain Russell, Fernando Ii and Sandor Kertesz

 

 

 

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Related resources

Recommended reading

Lecture notes Introduction to new users and MARS - 2016

 

Events during the week

Coffee breaks are at 11:00 -11:30 and 15:15-15:45.

Lunch is at 13:00-14:00

Monday at 17:00: Ice breaker

Tuesday at 17:00: visit to the Computer Hall.

Tuesday at 19:30 dinner Zizzi

 

Training course participants (February 2017)

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