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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://http://ferret.wrc.noaa.gov/Ferret/
grads v1.9b4 & v2.0.1 MUST http://www.iges.org/grads/
OpenGrADS ? SHOULD http://www.opengrads.org/
ncl v6.0.0-nodap MUST http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/
WRF v3.3 MUST http://www.wrf-model.org/
nco v4.0.0 & v4.0.8 MUST http://www.nco.sourceforge.net/
ncview v1.93g & v2.1.1 MUST http://www.nersc.gov/users/software/vis-analytics/ncview/
nctools v1.1 MUST  
paraview v3.8.0 & v3.10.0 MUST http://www.paraview.org/
CDO v1.5.3 MUST https://code.zmaw.de/projects/cdo
openDX v4.3.2 MUST http://www.opendx.org/
Gnuplot v4.4.4 MUST http://www.gnuplot.info/
vtk v5.4.2 & v5.8.0 MUST http://www.vtk.org/
R-language v2.14.1 MUST http://www.r-project.org/
python v2.x & v3.x MUST http://www.python.org/
opendap v3.8.2 MUST http://www.opendap.org/
h4toh5 v2.2.0 MUST http://www.hdfgroup.org/h4toh5/
OpenFOAM v2.0.1 MUST http://www.openfoam.com/
IDL latest SHOULD http://www.exelisvis.com/ProductServices/IDL.aspx
matlab latest SHOULD http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/

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 http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf
HDF5 v1.8.2 & v1.8.8 MUST http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/
HDF4 v4.2.6 MUST http://www.hdfgroup.org/products/hdf4/
Grib v1 & v2 MUST http://www.grib.us/
Please notify is this policy is incomplete both your local technical representative & user-support instead of the respective HPC center.
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