Running NCL on NCAR's Supercomputers
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If you have an account on one of NCAR's supercomputers, and you want to run NCL or NCAR Graphics, here's what you need to do:
For general information about software on these systems, see:
To get the current version of NCL or NCAR Graphics, type:
module load ncl
To get a different version of NCL/NCARG, say version 6.0.0, type:
module load ncl/6.0.0
DASG clusters (mirage, squall, gust, hail)
For general information about using these clusters, see:
You may already have the path to NCL set up on your system. Type:
ncl -Vto see if you get a version number and no error messages. If it says "ncl: Command not found", then you need to do the following:
- Set the environment variable NCARG_ROOT to /fs/local
- Add $NCARG_ROOT/bin to your PATH environment variable.
The above steps can be put inside one of your .* files in your home directory, like ".cshrc" or ".profile", or ".bashrc", so you don't have to type them every time you login.
echo $SHELLto see what shell you are running.
/bin/tcsh or /bin/csh:
setenv NCARG_ROOT /fs/local setenv PATH $NCARG_ROOT/bin:$PATH
/bin/bash or /bin/ksh:
export NCARG_ROOT=/fs/local export PATH=$NCARG_ROOT/bin:$PATHFor more information on using NCAR's supercomputers, please visit the CISL High-end Computing page.