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Climate Science Productivity Environment

Climate Science productivity environment includes a set of tools which are need for scientific computing and visualization in the respective domain. The following is an attempt to define which ones are relevant for EEWRC & LinkSCEEM-2 communities and set an action plan.

BC Policy: LS2_11-97
Date of Policy: 1st January 2012
First Update: 15th December 2011

The main objective of this policy is to provide the following common productivity environment across any LinkSCEEM-2 resources:

Name Prefered version(s) Compliance level Reference
ferret v6.10 & v6.72 MUST http://
grads v1.9b4 & v2.0.1 MUST
ncl v6.0.0-nodap MUST
nco v4.0.0 & v4.0.8 MUST
ncview v1.93g & v2.1.1 MUST
nctools v1.1 MUST  
paraview v3.8.0 & v3.10.0 MUST
CDO v1.5.3 MUST
openDX v4.3.2 MUST
Gnuplot v4.4.4 MUST
vtk v5.4.2 & v5.8.0 MUST
R-language v2.14.1 MUST
python v2.x & v3.x MUST
opendap v3.8.2 MUST
h4toh5 v2.2.0 MUST
OpenFOAM v2.0.1 MUST
matlab latest SHOULD

This productivity environment will be supplemented with other related productivity tools as they become available on allocated systems.

There is also an effort to support for the Climate community the following data formats:

Name Prefered version(s) Compliance level References
netcdf v3.6.3, v4.0, v4.1 MUST
HDF5 v1.8.2 & v1.8.8 MUST
HDF4 v4.2.6 MUST
Grib v1 & v2 MUST
Please notify is this policy is incomplete both your local technical representative & user-support instead of the respective HPC center.
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