Second workshop for MARS administrators

ECMWF | Reading |7-8 March 2016

Workshop description

ECMWF organised a two day workshop in Reading on 7 and 8 March 2016, aimed at the organisations already running MARS servers, being in the process of deploying MARS servers or considering deploying MARS in the near future. The workshop provided comprehensive presentation of recent changes to MARS to help the participants establish migration plans to the latest MARS version.

Background

The MARS software is used by several Member and Co-operating States and a few external sites. Some sites have recently installed MARS and others run it as their operational archive system. Over the years, the MARS software has been developed to deliver improved performance and additional functionality that may not have been installed at all the external sites. One major evolution, for example, has been the development of a distributed version of MARS and the integration of cmake to build the MARS suite.

Workshop outline

Discussions covered the following topics:

  • New functionality in MARS
  • Compilation/deployment of recent releases using cmake
  • Distributed MARS over a cluster of hosts
  • Archiving GRIB edition 2 in MARS

Experience of other sites using MARS was shared, for example:

  • Site configuration
  • Current usage
  • Type of data archived
  • Local modifications
  • Expectations and future collaborations

Presentations

SMHI, Sweden
Andreas Carlsson (SMHI), Andreas Johansson (SMHI) and Tom Langborg (Linköpings University)

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BOM, Australia
Damian Agius (Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology) and Tan Le (CAWCR)
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IPMA, Portugal
Marco Silva and Ricardo Ramos (IPMA)
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Météo-France, France
Yann Genin (Météo-France)
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CMA, China
Chaoyang Sun (CMA/ECMWF)

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CPTEC, Brazil
Eduardo Barbosa (INPE/CPTEC)
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MARS at ECMWF
Manuel Fuentes (ECMWF)
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Latest MARS development
MARS installation cmake, packages
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Latest MARS development
bundles
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Future developments
ecCodes for MARS
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Future developments
MIR
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Future developments
Data design: sub-hourly
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Future developments
Access: web access (WPS), catalogue
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MARS administration and configurations
marsadm
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Data design
buildRules
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Data design
Local definititions
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