Configuring your computational environment

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  1. Minimum system requirements
  2. Installing required software
  3. Configuring your computational environment
  4. Downloading source code
  5. Downloading data directories
  6. Creating run directories
  7. Configuring runs
  8. Compiling
  9. Running
  10. Output files
  11. Python tools for use with GEOS-Chem
  12. Coding and debugging
  13. 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".

  1. Specify the compiler
  2. Specify software libraries
  3. Specify parallelization settings

We also provide a a sample initialization script containing the various settings described in the links above.



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