from 29 November 2017 to 1 December 2017
Barcelona BSC Campus Nord
CET timezone

The registration to this course is now open. Please, bring your own laptop. All the PATC courses at BSC are free of charge.

Course conveners: Andrea Manrique and Louis-Philippe Caron

Course lecturers: Francesco Benincasa, Miguel Castrillo, Neven Fučkar, Oriol Jorba Casellas, Joan López de la Franca, Domingo Manubens, Nicolau Manubens, Kim Serradell Maronda, Oriol Tinto

Objectives: The objective of this PATC course is to cover the basics of a high performance computing (HPC) environment oriented towards earth science applications, specifically chemical weather modelling and climate modelling.

More precisely, the course will cover:

  • Introduction to earth science fundamentals and modelling;
  • Basic usage of an HPC environment: shell, compilers, libraries, file systems, queuing system;
  • Build and configure targeted earth science applications with the NMMB/BSC-CTM chemical transport model and with the EC-EARTH climate model;
  • Execute and monitor numerical experiments using a workflow manager;
  • Analyse and visualise model outputs with a wide set of tools.

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn and gain experience in accessing an HPC facility, installing earth science numerical models and related utilities and libraries, running numerical simulations, monitoring the execution of supercomputing jobs, analysing and visualising model results.

Level: (All courses are designed for specialists with at least 1st cycle degree or similar background experience)
For trainees with some theoretical and practical knowledge

Prerequisites:
At least University degree in progress on Earth Sciences, Computer Sciences or related area
Basic knowledge of UNIX
Knowledge of C, FORTRAN, MPI or openMP is recommended
Knowledge of Earth Sciences data formats is recommended (grib, netcdf, hdf,…)

Agenda:

Day 1 (Nov. 29)
10:00-11:30 Introduction to earth science fundamentals and modelling.
    11:30-11:50 Coffee break
11:50-13:30 Introduction to Linux and HPC, BSC facilities, PRACE and RES
    13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 HPC hands-on tutorial. At the end of this tutorial, the students will be able
to compile and execute jobs on Mare Nostrum 4.
    16:00-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-18:00 Introduction to analysis and visualisation tools for model outputs
(s2dverification, MapGenerator, CDO, NCO, panoply, ncview)
    20:00 Social dinner (participants pay individually)


Day 2 (Nov 30)
10:00-11:00 Lecture on the NMMB-MONARCH chemical transport model.
11:00-12:00 Lecture on setting up and running the model.
    12:00-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-14:00 Model hands-on tutorial. Students will run a prepared case.
    14:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-17:00 Analysis hands-on tutorial. Students will apply tools for analysis and
visualisation to the outputs created in the morning.


Day 3 (Dec 1)
10:00-11:00 Lecture on the EC-EARTH climate model.
11:00-12:00 Lecture on setting up and running the model with Autosubmit.
    12:00-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-14:00 Model hands-on tutorial. Students will run with a prepared case.
    14:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-17:00 Analysis hands-on tutorial. Students will apply tools for analysis and
visualisation to the outputs created in the morning.
17:00-17:30 MareNostrum visit

End of Course

Starts 29 Nov 2017 09:00
Ends 1 Dec 2017 18:00
CET
Barcelona BSC Campus Nord
TBA

For further details and practical info such as local transport and venue please visit the local course pages for PATC@BSC: http://www.bsc.es/patc