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There are many modules of ECMWF and 3rd-party software deployed on all platforms at the centre that, according to our logs, haven't been loaded in 2018. As part of our annual cleanup cycle, in this first stage, we are going to remove the modules for those unused versions. The actual deployments and installations for those software packages are not going to be deleted at this point. This will be done at a later stage after the summer.…
ECMWF is updating the default versions of its software packages and libraries used across all user platforms at the centre as part of the regular update cycle. The changes will take place on  22 May 2018 10:00 - 10:30 UTC All user platforms at the centre will see their default additional software stack updated: All clusters in our High Performance Computing Facility,…
We would like to inform you that GCC 6.3 will become the default GNU compiler on Linux platforms, with the exception of the supercomputers. GCC 6.3 has been the default GNU compiler on the supercomputers since November 2017. When is this happening? This change will take place on 11 April 2018 at 11 UTC. How can I test the new compilers? In order to test this new compiler set before the actual change,…