Turing : Parallel NetCDF


Parallel NetCDF is a library of parallel I/O. The files treated are in NetCDF format. This file format is self-describing and portable between different architectures.

Parallel NetCDF is a development which is entirely independent of the netCDF library, also available at IDRIS.


The Parallel NetCDF library (versions 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.0 and 1.5.0) is installed on the Blue Gene/Q.

Access is obtained with the ''module'' command:

module load pnetcdf

To use the 1.5.0 version instead of 1.4.0 (default version), use the following command:

module load pnetcdf/1.5.0

Once the module is loaded, you can proceed directly to the compiling and linking of your application without having to specify the path to the library.