Configuring your computational environment
- Minimum system requirements
- Installing required software
- Configuring your computational environment
- Downloading source code
- Downloading data directories
- Creating run directories
- Configuring runs
- Output files
- Visualizing and processing output
- Coding and debugging
- Further reading
If you are using the Amazon Web Services cloud platform
When you start a new AWS EC2 cloud instance, you will typically load an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) with a pre-defined computational environment. The AMI will contain an operating system, compiler version, and required software libraries for GEOS-Chem. The relevant Unix environment variables will also be defined properly. For more information, please see our cloud-computing tutorial: cloud.geos-chem.org.
You may now skip ahead to our chapter on Downloading GEOS-Chem source code.
If you are using your own computational cluster
Click on the following links to learn how to prepare your computational environment to run GEOS-Chem "Classic".
We also provide a a sample initialization script containing the various settings described in the links above.