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Getting Started with D2D

Instructions for Installing the D2D Probabilistic System

To install D2D probabilistic prototype, you will need the following tar file:

    Important - This should not be installed on an operational piece of hardware. This hardware should however be able to see /data/fxa.
  • Red Hat Enterprise 5 - pfp.tar - Updated January 11, 2011
    Note: This version of the PFP tar contains the new faster versions of the GribDecoders. Click on each link below to download the following binaries:
  1. Verify that a 'fxa' userid exists and that it defaults to a home directory of /awips/fxa. Also verify that a scratch partition exists (20 - 50G). During the installation a directory /scratch/local/data/fxa will be created. So this partition will need to have the appropriate permissions for 'fxa' to create this directory.

  2. Verify that you can become userid 'fxa' and get a fxa working environment. This may mean you will have to get a .cshrc, .environs, .environs.localhost and readenv* from an existing D2D box.

  3. Place the tarball (pfp.tar) in /data/fxa.

  4. cd /data/fxa and untar the tarball using the following command:
  5. tar xvf pfp.tar
    The untarred software will be placed in /data/fxa/pfp.

  6. Install the software using the following commands:
    cd pfp
    script -a -f pfp.install.out
  7. Using the script and exit commands will capture the output from the installation script in file pfp.install.out, which will help diagnose any unexptected problems.

  8. rm /tmp/environs.csh.

  9. Log off the workstation.

  10. Log on as your userid and start D2D. You should now be able to load data.

Getting Started with GFE

Instructions for Installing the GFE Probabilistic System

To install the GFE probabilistic prototype, you will need the four tar files, listed below, that include the executable code, topography data set, maps in the form of shapefiles, and the climatology datasets.
Note: It is recommended to install the software as user ifps. Do NOT install the software as user root.

  1. Install the GFE core file
  2. tar -xzvf OBp1_RHE4-32_GFESuite_CORE.tgz

  3. Install GFE core software
  4. Once the core file has been successfully untarred, a new directory will be created called install. Change the directory with the command:
    cd install
    Select a directory from which you want to run your GFE. Then install the software to that directory using the following command:
    installGFE -h [host] -p [port] -d [installDirectory] -s [site]

    [host] is the name of your machine
    [port] is 98000000 or any other unused port number
    [installDirectory] is the FULL PATH name of the directory in which you want to install your GFE
    [site] the three-letter ID of your WFO

  5. Install the maps
  6. Next install the maps. First unpack it and then run the install script:
    cd ..
    tar -xzvf OBp1_GFESuite_MAPS.tgz
    cd installMaps
    installGFEmaps -d [installDirectory]

    [installDirectory] is the same directory in which you installed the GFE in step 2) above.

  7. Install the topography data set
  8. Similar to maps, change directory and install the topo files with the following commands:
    cd ..
    tar -xzvf OBp1_GFESuite_TOPO.tgz
    cd ../installTopo
    installGFEtopo -d [installDirectory]

    [installDirectory] is the same directory in which you installed the GFE in step 2) and 3) above.

  9. Install Climatology data sets
  10. Finally, install the climatology data sets the same way with these commands:
    cd ..
    tar -xzvf OBp1_GFESuite_CLIMO.tgz
    cd ../installClimo
    installGFEclimo -d [installDirectory]

    [installDirectory] is the same directory in which you installed the GFE in the previous steps.

  11. Install the GFE SREF data files
  12. We have included a set of ensemble data for you to use while experimenting with GFE. You can download the data here. The data file consists of 21 netCDF files each containing a different ensemble member. Once you're done downloading the file, create a new directory that can be accessed by the ifpServer. Then "cd" to this directory and untar the file using the command "tar -xzvf [tarfilename]". It will automatically create the subdirectories for you. Remember this directory as you will need it in the next and final step.

  13. Configure the ifpServer
  14. You will need to configure your server so that it can access the SREF ensemble model data. Here is a starter file to jump start the task. All you need to do is change the SREFRoot variable string in the file to the directory in which you untarred the SREF data files in the previous step. Feel free to add any other customizations while editing the file. Then copy the file to the etc/SITE directory. From the bin directory, start the server: runIFPServer. Now you should be able to start the GFE: runGFE.