Posted in 2021
- 29 November 2021
2D Climate data can be sampled using different grid types and topologies, which might make a difference when it comes to data analysis and visualization. As the grid lines of regular or rectilinear grids are aligned with the axes of the geopgraphical lat-lon coordinate system, these model grids are relatively easy to deal with. A common, but more complex case is that of a curvilinear or a rotated (regional) grid. In this blog article we want to illuminate this case a bit; we describe how to identify a curvilinear grid, and we demonstrate how to visualize the data using the “normal” cylindric equidistant map projection.
Data can not only be stored in different file formats (e.g. netCDF, GRIB), but also in different data structures. Besides its spatial dimension (e.g. 1D, 2D, 3D), we need to have a closer look at the grid and the topology used. As the time dependency of the data is encoded as the time dimension, a variable might be called a 3D variable although the spatial grid is only 2D.
- 25 November 2021
including the new ICON-ESM-LR model primarily published at DKRZ.
A first ensemble set of simulations from the ESM ICON-ESM-LR for the DECK experiments is available including the experiments
- 12 November 2021
As you propably know, we will rename/remove some unused/outdated/ python modules, please see the details here. Since the jupyterhub kernels are based on modules, the deprecated kernels will no longer be available as default kernels in jupyter notebooks/labs.
NO PANIC, if you have been working with those deprecated kernels and want to continue using them in your notebooks, please follow the steps below.
- 12 November 2021
Since several years, we are offering Python environments on Mistral. Many of them are not updated any more and should not be used for new development. However, older scripts may rely on these environments and the versions of their installed packages.
- 25 October 2021
The default location for R packages is not writeble and you can not install new packages. On demand we install new packages system-wide and for all users. However, it possible to install packages in different locations than root and here are the steps:
create a directory in
- 02 July 2021
We proudly 🥳 announce that the CDP is extended by new sets of CMIP6 data primarily published at DKRZ. We also published new versions of corrected variables for the MPI-ESM1-2 Earth System Models.
The ensemble set of simulations from the ESM MPI-ESM1-2-HR for the dcppA-hindcast experiment is completed by another 5 realizations (8.5TB). In total, this set consists of about 10 realizations for 60 initialization years in the interval from 1960-2019 resulting in 595 realizations and 31 TB. For each realization, about 100 variables are available for a simulation time of about 10 years.
- 23 June 2021
We proudly announce new publications of model simulations when we publish them at our DKRZ ESGF node. We also keep you updated about the status and the services around the CMIP Data Pool. Find extensive documentions under this link.
- 10 June 2021
In this tutorial, I will describe the steps to create a kernel for Matlab on Levante. get the
matlab_kernel working in Jupyterhub on Levante.
conda environment with python 3.9
- 06 May 2021
Do you want to create videos / animations with
ffmpeg from your
jupyter notebook? you need
ffmpeg-python (conda) which requires
ffmpeg software on Mistral (module)
conda env with
- 04 May 2021
We have seen in this blog post how to encapsulate a jupyter notebook (server) in a singularity container . In this tutorial, I am going to describe how you can run a jupyter kernel in a container and make it available in the jupyter*.
Possible use case for this is to install a supported
and work with jupyter notebooks (see GLIBC and the container-based workaround).
- 29 March 2021
- 23 March 2021
We already provide a kernel for Julia based on the module julia/1.7.0.
In order to use it, you only need to install ÌJulia:
- 23 March 2021
I am just describing spontaneously what worked for me to connect my local Spyder instance to a remote node on Mistral THAT YOU CAN CONNECT TO VIA SSH FROM YOUR LOCAL MACHINE!!!!
This is just a draft tutorial that will be updated/optimized afterwards.
- 04 March 2021
Kernels are based on python environments created with
virtualenv or other package manager. In some cases, the size of the
environment can tremendously grow depending on the installed packages.
The default location for python files is the
$HOME directory. In
this case, it will quickly fill your quota. In order to avoid this, we
suggest that you create/store python files in other directories of the
filesystem on Mistral.
The following are two alternative locations where you can create your Python environment:
- 03 March 2021
In this post we want to answer a few questions which may arise for project administrators and principal investigators at DKRZ. Some of the dates for requesting new resource allocations will be different in 2021. From 2022 on we will return to the usual schedule.
Your project will be automatically extended with the same resources as for the current allocation period. After July 1, 2021, you can continue working on Mistral as you did before.
- 16 February 2021
This is a follow up on Kernels. In
some cases, the process of publishing new Python modules can take long.
In the meantime, you can create a
test kernel to use it in
Jupyterhub. Creating new conda environments and using them as kernels
has been already described here. In
this example, we are not going to create a new conda env but only the
kernel configuration files.
in this tutorial, I will take the module python3/2021-01. as an example.
- 19 January 2021
According to this link:
The Python cf package is an Earth Science data analysis library that is built on a complete implementation of the CF data model. The cf package implements the CF data model 1 for its internal data structures and so is able to process any CF-compliant dataset. It is not strict about CF-compliance, however, so that partially conformant datasets may be ingested from existing datasets and written to new datasets. This is so that datasets that are partially conformant may nonetheless be modified in memory.
- 05 January 2021
Slurm config on Mistral has been updated to fix an issue related to memory use.
Prior the update, some Slurm jobs continue consuming the available
memory (and even swap) of the allocated node and exceed the allocated
memory (set in
srun). If this occurs, it also affect