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UM Consortium Technical Infrastructure Collaboration Project

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  • [Michael Naughton 18/02/2019] Work in progress: This page has been updated with draft version of BoM 2019-20 plans. These plans are being provided to UMTIP Project Manager and BoM staff to review their sections, and make changes as required. Information below is subject to change. This update is for Bureau parts only; CSIRO contributions have been preserved unchanged, moved into separate section from BoM contributions.

Overview

The UM Partnership Technical Infrastructure Project (UMTIP) is a collaborative project involving the core and associate UM Partnership members. Project documentation is available on the Technical Infrastructure TRAC wiki, which contains a list of the UMTIP Work Packages. Further top-level programme information is contained in the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) sub-page. The project vision statement therein gives the context, purpose, scope and goals of the project.

Participation of core members (UK Met Office, Bureau-CSIRO, KMA, NCMRWF and NIWA) is part of the UM Licence Agreement. Under the terms of the UM Licence Agreement, the UM core partners have each agreed to 4 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff commitment to this programme. In the ACCESS case, the commitment is 2 FTEs each for BoM and CSIRO. The ARCCSS/CLEX is not required to have a formal resource commitment to the partnership, but they are also involved in the project as an UM associate member.

Bureau planned 2019-20 activities are provided below. As far as possible, these contributions have been discussed and agreed with relevant managers in each of the work areas.

BoM 2019-2020 contributions

For 2019-20, a number of high priority work packages are the main focus of planning activity. These will have regular video-conferences and progress highlight reports. Further information on TAG planning is available in the TAG section of the MOSRS TI project.

In the lists below, work is classified into Consortium Development (CD) and Local Implementation (LI) components.

Nominal contributions are rounded up to 0.1, since we are not trying to track contributions to finer than this scale.

TIAG: TAG Advisory Group (and other management contributions)

  • MOSRS TIAG link
  • WP leads: Keir Bovis, Hilary Oliver, Mick Carter
  • BoM ACCESS contacts and contributors: Michael Naughton, Tony Hirst, Peter May, Robin Bowen, Justin Freeman, Milton Woods
  • Manage BoM contribution to UMTIP program
  • BoM FTE's: 0.2 (CD: 0.1, LI: 0.1)
    • CD: Michael Naughton perform role as Bureau TAG contact. (0.1)
    • LI: Michael Naughton, Peter May, Tony Hirst, Robin Bowen engage in management activities to plan and deliver Bureau TIP contribution. (0.1)
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix, Rachel Law, Helen Cleugh
  • CLEX contacts and contributors: Scott Wales

High priority work packages

TIAN: Stabilising and re-engineering ancillary file system

  • MOSRS TIAN link
  • WP leads: Jamie Kettleborough, Keir Bovis
  • BoM contacts and contributors: Imtiaz Dharssi, Wenming Lu
  • BoM FTE's: 0.3 (CD: 0.2; LI: 0.1)
    • CD: Wenming ANTS collaboration with Met Office: remote and visit (0.2)
    • CD: Review and provide scientific comment on ANTS work
    • LI: Implement and test ANTS software for Bureau applications (0.1)
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix, Arnold Sullivan, Peter Dobrohotoff

TICT: UM Configuration Testing and system refresh

  • MOSRS TICT link
  • WP leads: Michael Naughton, Richard Glover
  • BoM contacts and contributors: Michael Naughton, Ilia Bermous, Lawrie Rikus, Milton Woods and others
  • Ilia work on UM optimisation
  • Possible work on updating UM builds to all-in-one versions
  • Possible work on regular BoM Rose-stem testing for UM/OPS/VAR
  • Possible work on STASH
  • BoM FTE's: BoM 0.3 (CD: 0.2, LI: 0.1)
    • CD: Contributions as per list. (0.2)
    • LI: Keep up with cycle of UM releases. (0.1)
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix
  • CLEX contacts and contributors: Scott Wales
  • NCI contacts and contributors: Ben Evans, Dale Roberts and others

TIDA: Data Assimilation and observations capability

  • MOSRS TIDA link
  • WP leads: Peter Steinle, Adam Maycock
  • BoM points of contact and contributors: Andy Smith, Peter Steinle, Fiona Smith, Tan Le et al.
  • Andy Smith work on observations processing and monitoring
  • Fiona Smith et al. work on DA control files
  • Peter Steinle, Jin Lee, Monika Krysta, Susan Rennie participate in RMED DA WG activities
  • BoM points of contact and contributors: Andy Smith (0.8), Peter Steinle (0.1), Tan Le (0.2)
  • BoM FTE's: 1.1 (CD: 0.9, LI: 0.2)
    • CD: Contributions as per list. (0.9)
    • LI: Local tailoring of above system (0.2)

TISD: Suite Development and Design

  • MOSRS TISD link
  • WP leads: Douglas Boyd, Fiona Smith
  • BoM points of contact and contributors: Fiona Smith, Yi Xiao, Michael Naughton, Peter Steinle, Jin Lee, Susan Rennie, Shaun Cooper
  • Collaborate on design, implementation and testing of shared portable versions of the main global and regional NWP and Seasonal Prediction suites.
  • Take lead role in design and implementation of task-by-task documentation for suites.
  • BOM FTE's: BoM 0.4 (CD: 0.2, LI: 0.2)
    • CD: Contributions as per list. (0.2)
    • LI: Keep in step with latest versions of Met Office NWP and Seasonal suites. (0.2)
  • CSIRO points of contact and contributors: Martin Dix
  • CLEX points of contact and contributors: Scott Wales

TIRS: Rose & Cylc Development

  • WP leads: David Matthews, Hilary Oliver
  • BoM points of contact and contributors: Alan Riley, Tim Pugh, Jacinta Richardson, Damian Agius, Martin Ryan, Milton Woods, Tom Coleman, Chris Down
  • BoM to collaborate and contribute to Rose and Cylc.
  • BoM-Altair Cylc Project possible contributions:
    • Funding Hilary Oliver development work through Altair contract
    • Message broker development
    • Dashboard and reporting functionality
    • Rose and Cylc security evaluation and hardening
    • Enterprise Rose-Cylc support developments
    • BoM Cylc developer involvement in Cylc development
  • BOM FTE's: BoM 1.3 (CD: 0.8, LI: 0.5)
    • CD: Contributions as per list. (0.8)
    • LI: BoM-Altair developments and keeping in step with latest versions of Rose & Cylc. (0.5)

TIEX: Exascale/LFRic activities

  • MOSRS LFRic link MOSRS TIAV link
  • WP lead:
  • BoM contacts and contributors: Justin Freeman, Joerg Henrichs, Milton Woods, Mirko Velic
    • BoM FTE's: TBD (CD: 1.1; LI: )
    • Freeman (0.2), Henrichs (0.5), New person (0.5); subject to gaining funding
    • Ref. Separate LFRIC/TIEX planning documents

Lower priority work packages

TIDS: Data Sharing

  • MOSRS TIDS link
  • WP leads: Fiona Smith, Douglas Boyd
  • BoM contacts and contributors: Fiona Smith
  • Currently reviewing options for having this work package as a separate activity, or addressing data sharing issues through other avenues.
  • BoM FTE's: 0.2 (CD: 0.1; LI: 0.1)
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix
  • CLEX contacts and contributors: Scott Wales

TIHP: High Performance Optimisation and Benchmarking

  • MOSRS TIHP link; See also MOSRS TICT WP.
  • WP leads: Ben Evans (NCI), Paul Selwood
  • BoM contacts and contributors: Ilia Bermous, Milton Woods, Justin Freeman.
  • NCI contacts and contributors: Ben Evans, Dale Roberts, Rui Yang (ACCESS-Opt project).
  • Now covered within TICT work package above.
  • BoM FTE's: BoM 0.0

TIPP: IMPROVER -- NWP probabilistic post-processing and supporting verification

  • MOSRS TIPP link
  • WP lead: Nigel Roberts
  • BoM contacts and contributors: Gary Weymouth, Tom Gale, James Canvin
  • Collaborate on Improver
  • Tom Gale proposed collaboration secondment at Met Office
  • BoM FTE's: 0.0 (TBD)
    • CD
    • LI

TILS: Land surface model interoperability

  • MOSRS TILS link
  • WP lead: Rachel Law
  • ACCESS contacts and contributors: Rachel Law, Jhan Srbinovsky, Ian Harman, Tilo Ziehn, Bernard Pak
  • BoM FTE's: 0.0
    • CD
    • LI

Inactive and other work packages

These may not currently exist as official TI projects.

TIVE: Verification

  • MOSRS TIVE link
  • WP leads: Phil Gill
  • BoM contacts: Chris Bridge, Vinod Kumar, Jin Lee
  • BoM FTE's: 0.2 (CD: 0.0; LI: 0.2)
    • LI: Explore Bureau use of VER/VerPy and RMED verification toolkit packages in ACCESS NWP suites. (0.1)
    • LI: Participate in TIVE discussions and activities. (0.1)
    • Chris Bridge to be primary Bureau contact point
    • Vinod Kumar to implement and test RMED Toolbox

TILI: Land surface data assimilation

  • WP lead:
  • ACCESS contacts and contributors: Imtiaz Dharssi
    • BoM FTE's: 0.0
    • Technical activities in support of transition to NASA LIS.
    • Placeholder -- identified to become a UMTIP project, but not yet active.

TIRA: Regional reanalysis

  • WP lead: Chun-Hsu Su
  • ACCESS contacts and contributors: Peter Steinle, Greg Kociuba, Nathan Eizenberg
  • BoM FTE's: 0.2 (CD: 0.1; LI: 0.1)
    • BARRA Bureau Australian Region Reanalysis project.
    • Reanalysis production run over the Australian domain for period 2000-2016, and report regional evaluation results for comparisons with other regional reanalysis projects.
    • BoM and NIWA have joint interest, iother UM Partners may also have interest, benefit from this activity.

TIOP: Operational Systems

  • WP lead: Tennessee Leeuwenburg
  • BoM Cylc project contact and contributors: Alan Riley, Damian Agius, Hilary Oliver (NIWA)
  • This nominal project was proposed to capture BoM activities to for Cylc assurance and enhancements for BoM operational requirements. This will now be better to communicate through TIRS project.
  • BoM FTE's: 0.0

TIAV: Data processing and visualisation

  • MOSRS TIAV link
  • Bureau to implement, test and review IRIS tools and developments.
  • BOM FTE's: 0.0

CSIRO contributions

For reference, here are sections of last year's version of this document where CSIRO contributions were referenced. Note that these were not updated since May 2017.

TIAG: TAG Advisory Group (and other management contributions)

  • MOSRS TIAG link
  • WP leadis: Keir Bovis, Hilary Oliver, Mick Carter
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix, Rachel Law, Helen Cleugh
  • CSIRO FTE's: 0.1 (CD: 0.1)
    • CD: Martin Dix contribution to TAG (0.1)

Primary Work Packages

TIAN: Stabilising and re-engineering ancillary file system

  • MOSRS TIAN link
  • WP leads: Jamie Kettleborough, Keir Bovis
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix, Arnold Sullivan, Peter Dobrohotoff
  • CSIRO FTE's: 0.2-0.3
    • CD: Review and provide scientific comment on ANTS work
    • LI:

TICT: UM Configuration Testing and system refresh

  • MOSRS TICT link
  • WP leads: Michael Naughton, Glenn Greed
  • CSIRO contacts and contributors: Martin Dix

TISD: Suite Development and Design

  • MOSRS TISD link
  • WP leads: David Matthews, Hilary Oliver
  • CSIRO points of contact and contributors: Martin Dix

Secondary Work Packages

TIDS: Data Sharing

TILS: Land surface model interoperability

  • MOSRS TILS link
  • WP lead: Rachel Law
  • ACCESS contacts and contributors: Rachel Law, Jhan Srbinovsky, Ian Harman, Tilo Ziehn, Bernard Pak
  • CSIRO FTE's: 1.5 (CD: 0.6, LI: 0.9)
    • CD: Coupling meets JULES/UM standards and incorporated into trunk. CABLE in JULES offline as initial case.
    • LI: Coupling of CABLE to UM10.6+ and testing

Working tables and other associated pages

Previous years

  • 2018-19 Feb 2018 version of this page
  • 2017-18 Jul 2017 version of this page
  • 2016-17 Nov 2016 version of this page
  • 2015-16 Aug 2015 version of this page
  • 2014-15 Mar 2015 version of this page