There is a group in Brazil that wants to start experimenting with UFS, starting with the UFS Weather Model. In talking to them a few days ago, a couple of questions came up wrt compiling and running the UFS WM on a new platform.
First, what is the best place nowadays to get the libraries? Is it still NCEPLIBS and NCEPLIBS-externals as mentioned in the UFS WM wiki page and User's Guide? Or is it HPC Stack?
Second, after the porting is successful and someone wants to run the UFS WM on a new platform (create new baselines), where do they get the fix files and initial conditions that are needed to execute the RTs?
Any other advice for those interested in getting started on a new HPC system?