[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Sat Sep 03, 2016

Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Sat Sep 3 16:59:11 UTC 2016


Paraphrased from today's SDM log:

1. HSOFS Job Failures On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016: The Hurricane Surge On-Demand Forecast System (HSOFS) [based on the ADCIRC finite element coastal ocean model] hsofs_1 job family (nhctrk, lowerSpeed, higherSpeed, shiftLeft, and shiftRight) timed out and failed. IDSB SPA TL Steven Earle reported that the HSOFS jobs have variable run times depending on storm parameters, such as storm size, wind speeds, etc.  In all tests, the longest run was 55 minutes, so the wall clock time was set at 70 minutes. In this case, the job ran up to the wall clock time and failed.  

Steven noted that all 5 jobs ran on the same node during the first run, so the SPA Office is asking IBM to check the health of the node that the jobs ran on.  The SPA Office is also requesting additional information from IBM about how jobs are distributed/loaded on the MAMU (Multiple Applications, Multiple User pre-/post-processing) nodes.  Finally, the SPA Office will increase the wall clock time on this job to ensure that it can run reliably in support of Tropical Storm Hermine.  An Open Item was requested to determine the root cause of this failure.


> On Sep 3, 2016, at 10:55 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> 
> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations: 
> --- Craig Mattocks
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> TAFB:
> 1. When logging into the N-AWIPS NWS collaboration chat software, the Atalantic workstation LX2 automatically defaults to username of "TAFB surface desk 2". It would seem logical for this user to be named "Atlc high seas" or "Atlc desk" so that other users will be able to properly identify us for coordination purposes. TSB AWIPS SysAdmin Chris Mello will investigate.
> 
> HSU:
> 1. Problems with the national TCV after canceling TS warnings. After today's 03Z advisory was issued, Hurricane Specialist Robbie Berg began preparing the national TCV. However, the cancellation of the TS Warning between Savannah River and Edisto Beach, which showed up fine in the operational TCV, did not appear on the national TCV text product (even though the zones were no longer highlighted on the map).
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> TSB AWIPS SysAdmin Chris Mello explained that this problem is due to a bug in the AWIPS software. The Proposed SS Hazard grid in operations is broken into segments and the expired SS Hazards causes the formatter to fail. He was able to create the national TCV after deleting all of the expired SS segments by right-clicking on them and then Finalizing the Hazards.
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> 2. Just before 6 am (EDT) this morning, Hurricane Specialist Todd Kimberlain reported that the Pacific ATCF workstation was very slow and several windows froze up. This is probably because the ATCF is struggling with the large size of the A-decks for long-lived tropical cyclones: 1) Gaston - aal072016.dat, 30 MB in size, and 2) Hermine - aal092016.dat, 23 MB in size.
> 
> Other items:
> 1. NHC/TAFB requested that GOES-E Rapid Scanning Operations (RSO) be extended to at least 06:14Z Tuesday, Sept. 6th due to TS Hermine. NESDIS/ESPC approved this request and extended the RSO 30 minutes beyond this period, until 06:44Z. The SDM notified NHC and sent a nous42 admin message to notify the field.
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> 2. The ECMWF Operations Data Manager notified the SDM that, due to supercomputer problems, there would be a delay in the dissemination of ECMWF wave products for the 06Z cycle of the BC high-resolution forecast. The problems were resolved 15 minutes later. See the ECMWF service status web page for more information:
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> http://www.ecmwf.int/en/service-status
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> 3. There was some confusion between NHC and OPC regarding whether a NWSchat/AWIPS-2 collaboration chat room named "stormsurgecollaboration" would be available and staffed by SSU personnel. Accounts and authorizations have not been fully implemented.
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