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The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both operational forecasting and atmospheric research needs.


WRF is open to all HPRC users.

Loading the Module

To see all versions of WRF available on Ada:

 [ netID@cluster ~]$ module spider WRF

To load a particular version of WRF on (Example: 3.8.0):

 [ netID@cluster ~]$ module load WRF/3.8.0-intel-2016a-dmpar  

Usage on the Login Nodes

Please limit interactive processing to short, non-intensive usage. Use non-interactive batch jobs for resource-intensive and/or multiple-core processing. Users are requested to be responsible and courteous to other users when using software on the login nodes.

The most important processing limits here are:

  • ONE HOUR of PROCESSING TIME per login session.
  • EIGHT CORES per login session on the same node or (cumulatively) across all login nodes.

Anyone found violating the processing limits will have their processes killed without warning. Repeated violation of these limits will result in account suspension.
Note: Your login session will disconnect after one hour of inactivity.

Usage on the Compute Nodes

Non-interactive batch jobs on the compute nodes allows for resource-demanding processing. Non-interactive jobs have higher limits on the number of cores, amount of memory, and runtime length.

For instructions on how to create and submit a batch job, please see the appropriate wiki page for each respective cluster:

Ada Example

Updated: June 27, 2016

#BSUB -J wrftest          # sets the job name to myjob1.
#BSUB -L /bin/bash        # uses the bash login shell to initialize the job's execution environment.
#BSUB -W 10:00            # sets to 10 hours the job's runtime wall-clock limit.
#BSUB -n 40               # assigns 40 cores for execution.
#BSUB -R "span[ptile=20]"   # assigns 20 cores per node.
#BSUB -R "rusage[mem=2700]" # reserves 2700MB per process/CPU for the job
#BSUB -M 2700               # sets to 2,700MB the per process enforceable memory limit.
#BSUB -o wrf.%J             # directs the job's standard output to wrf.jobid

# Load the modules
module load WRF/3.8.0-intel-2016a-dmpar

# Use mpirun to start wrf
mpirun wrf.exe

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