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Training course time table and course material, March 2015

9:30 Welcome - Umberto Modigliani

9:45  Introduction to computing resources - Paul Dando

  • HPCF
  • servers
  • data handling
  • LAN & WAN
  • web services

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Introduction to the terminal  - Carsten Maaß/Call Desk

  • Linux desktop
  • Web access

12:00  File systems - Carsten Maaß

  • ecgate (and HPCF)
  • NFS mounted file systems
  • practical

13:00 Lunch

14:00 ECFS - Carsten Maaß

  • introduction
  • store, retrieve
  • list, delete
  • use of ECFS commands in scripts, cron jobs
  • ecfsdir
  • practical

15:15 Coffee

15:45 Submitting batch jobs  - Xavi Abellan

  • concepts
  • sbatch to ecgate server
  • queue limits: sqos
  • job control: squeue, scontrol, scancel
  • practicals - Solutions

17:00 Cocktails

9:30  Mars intro - Carsten Maaß

  • introduction
  • concepts

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Mars intro - Carsten Maaß

  • basic examples
  • practical session

13:00 Lunch 

14:00  Compiling environment -Xavi Abellan

  • compilers
  • main options
  • word lengths
  • handling I/O
  • basic debugging
  • using libraries
  • Practicals - Solutions

15:15 Coffee

15:45 Compiling environment (continuation) - Xavi Abellan

17:00 Computer hall tour - User Support

9:30 GRIB decoding - Paul Dando

  • overview of GRIB format
  • documentation available
  • grib_api: grib_dump
  • practicals

11:00 Coffee

11:30 GRIB decoding - Paul Dando

  • grib_api: inspection tools
  • grib_api manipulation tools
  • practicals

13:00 Lunch

14:00 GRIB API tools - P. Dando

  • grib_api manipulation tools
  • introduction to Fortran90 interface
  • practical examples

15:15 Coffee

15:45  Member State access - Carsten Maaß

  • RMDCN & Internet
  • security token
  • interactive access
  • file transfers
  • overview of BUFR format
  • decoding routines
  • practical example

11:00 Coffee

  • overview
  • limitations

15:15 Coffee

15:45 Metview tutorial - Dev. Section

Friday

9:30 ECaccess - Dominique Lucas

  • ssh
  • ftp
  • data transfers
  • web interface
  • monitoring tools
  • examples
  • tutorial

11:00 Coffee

11:30 ECaccess - Dominique Lucas

  • Tutorial

12:00 Time Critical Applications - Dominique Lucas

12:30 Questionnaire/Feedback - Umberto Modigliani

13:00 End

Recommended reading

  1. Lecture notes Introduction for new users/MARS – 2014

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