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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.

For a record of changes made to this page please refer to  Document versions.

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/ServiceDescriptionCurrent StatusInstalled in BolognaTo be replaced byComment
GRIBEXGRIB decoder and encoderDecommissioned(error)ecCodes
GRIB-APIGRIB decoder and encoderDeprecated(error)ecCodesecCodes is the default GRIB software loaded on ECMWF's systems. GRIB-API support is being discontinued at the end of 2018
BUFRDCBUFR decoder and encoderIn use(tick)ecCodesBUFRDC will be deprecated in Bologna. We recommend users to use ecCodes instead.
SMSSupervisor Monitor SchedulerIn use(error)ecflowStep by step example of an SMS suite migration to ecFlow.
EMOSLIBInterpolation softwareIn use(error)MIR
metview3Meteorological workstation applicationDeprecated(error)metview (4 or 5)metview3 is only installed on ecgate.
Dissemination requirementsWeb interface to build the dissemination requirementsIn use(error)New interfaceNew interface to be announced.
ProdGenProducts generation (for dissemination), based on EMOSLIBIn use(error)PGEN, based on MIRPGEN to be announced .
ECMWF MetpyPython OO layer on eccodesIn use(error)

ecmp

Metview/Python

  • ecmp is a reduced version of the current ECMWF's Metpy giving the package a different name; porting to ecmp consists in changing import commands only
  • migrating to Metview/Python would require more work but it is more future-proof (Python3)
ecflowviewGraphical User Interface to ecflowIn use(error)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.

Document versions

 

DateReason for update
05.04.2018
  • Initial version
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8 Comments

  1. Please add:

    ECMWF MetpyPython OO layer on eccodesIn useXecmp
    Metview/Python
    • ecmp is a reduced version of the current ECMWF's Metpy giving the package a different name; porting to ecmp consists in changing import commands only
    • migrating to Metview/Python would require more work but it is more future-proof (Python3)
  2. We plan not to install ecflowview in Bologna, so ecFlowUI is the replacement of course! Could you add this to the table please? Thanks, Iain.

  3. Adding ecFlowUI to the table (see above) is one thing, but when I clicked on the link to ecFlowUI, I read, in red type, that "ecFlowUI is still work-in-progress ...". This is disconcerting.

    1. Hi Adrian, that warning was out of date, so I've now removed it! We've been using ecFlowUI operationally here for almost a year now, so thanks for pointing this out.

  4. Thanks, Iain. That's very reassuring to hear.