[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Thu Jan 26, 2017
nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 26 17:10:25 UTC 2017
Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
--- Craig Mattocks
1. GFE/NCP issues: 1) No recent problems with AWIPS Alert Visualization
(AlertViz) banners freezing on-screen, 2) Problems with GFE minimizing or
closing spontaneously were likely due to operator error, 3) Transmission
delays continue to occur when text products are transmitted from the GFE
formatter launcher (Trouble Ticket still open with NCF).
2. Forecasters at the Surface Analysis Desk are advised to use the Crappie
N-AWIPS workstation instead of the Cumulus workstation to prepare products
that are graphics intensive. Eventually, the two poor-performing graphics
cards in Cumulus will be replaced with new NVIDIA K620 cards per NCO's
recommendations as part of the migration to RHEL6.
3. TSB AWIPS Sysadmin Chris Mello increased the ingest/display frequency of
the RAP32 (Rapid Refresh, 32 km resolution) model from 3-hourly to hourly.
1. The upgrade of the Tuna N-AWIPS workstation at the Pacific desk from the
RHEL5 to RHEL6 Linux operating systems is underway; waiting for NCO to fix
issues with the window manager.
1. Tuning of the GPFS parallel filesystem on the WCOSS Luna Cray
supercomputing cluster was completed yesterday. The clusters in Orlando, FL
(Gyre and Surge) are the current production systems.
2. The AWIPS NCF (Network Control Facility - Help Desk) received many
reports yesterday of ECMWF and GFS model data arriving late in AWIPS. The
problem was traced to a missing symbolic link on a server at the back-up
NCF (BNCF), which wasn't set up correctly when the server was stood up.
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