ECMWF's new data centre will be located in Bologna, Italy, by 2019. A programme, called BOND, will look after all the aspects of this relocation. BOND includes different projects, amongst which:
- the delivery of the data centre
- the procurement of the new High Performance Computing Facility
- a review of the existing IT's architecture and infrastructure
- the migration of all relevant services from Reading to Bologna.
This page contains all BOND related information relevant to users of the ECMWF systems. It will be updated as required. It was last changed on 05.04.2018.
Further information and advice regarding the relocation to Bologna can be obtained from User Support.
Software packages to be deprecated or decommissioned
Some of the existing software packages and services installed on our HPC systems, Linux servers and desktop systems in Reading will not be ported on the new platforms in Bologna, i.e. decommissioned, or they will be deprecated. See hereafter the list of known packages to be deprecated or decommissioned in Bologna. Note that these packages will not be removed from the current systems at ECMWF in Reading.
|Software/Service||Description||Current Status||Installed in Bologna||To be replaced by||Comment|
|GRIBEX||GRIB decoder and encoder||Decommissioned||ecCodes|
|GRIB-API||GRIB decoder and encoder||Deprecated||ecCodes||ecCodes is the default GRIB software loaded on ECMWF's systems. GRIB-API support is being discontinued at the end of 2018|
|BUFRDC||BUFR decoder and encoder||In use||ecCodes||BUFRDC will be deprecated in Bologna. We recommend users to use ecCodes instead.|
|SMS||Supervisor Monitor Scheduler||In use||ecflow||Step by step example of an SMS suite migration to ecFlow.|
|EMOSLIB||Interpolation software||In use||MIR|
|metview3||Meteorological workstation application||Deprecated||metview (4 or 5)||metview3 is only installed on ecgate.|
|Dissemination requirements||Web interface to build the dissemination requirements||In use||New interface||New interface to be announced.|
|ProdGen||Products generation (for dissemination), based on EMOSLIB||In use||PGEN, based on MIR||PGEN to be announced .|
|ECMWF Metpy||Python OO layer on eccodes||In use|
|ecflowview||Graphical User Interface to ecflow||In use||ecflowUI|
As usually happens when we change HPC system or Linux servers, we will also discontinue some older versions of the remaining software packages installed, e.g. ecCodes, metview, etc ... The above table will be updated when required. If you have any query about any of the software packages installed at ECMWF, please contact the User Support team.
|Date||Reason for update|