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Installing WRF-Chem on ARCHER

The big change in moving from HECToR to ARCHER is that the PGI compiler is not available on the new platform. WRF can be compiled using the CRAY compiler, but this does not have any options for creating executables which run on the login (or serial) nodes, so to compile WRF-Chem we will have to use the Intel Compiler.

Currently we have to compile on the login nodes to avoid hardware incompatibilities. The serial nodes are not the same architecture as the login and compute nodes, and so some compiler options which work on these nodes will not work for executables compiled to run on the serial nodes. As the compilation process for WRF-Chem involves compiling (and using) temporary executables we cannot do this on the serial nodes.

Common Requirements

WRF-Chem 3.4.1 (and derivatives)

WRF-Chem 3.5.1

WRF-Chem 3.8.1

WRF-Chem 3.9.1