The Modelling Infrastructure Support Systems team develop and maintain software infrastructure for managing and running the scientific software used to produce our forecasts and research.
This includes infrastructure to support software development and for configuring and running our scientific software such as the Unified Model.
It is essential to quality control and review changes when developing our scientific software. This is done through the use of open-source tools such as FCM, Trac and Subversion. FCM is a build system for modern Fortran software applications which is developed and maintained by this team. FCM's fast compiling of code means that changes to our software can be tested as quickly as possible. FCM also provides bespoke wrappers to the Subversion version control system.
The Met Office runs highly complex suites of scientific software in both our operational forecasting and in our research. The Modelling Infrastructure Support Systems team is responsible for essential underlying software infrastructure: Rose (developed by this team) and Cylc,a collaborative effort with New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Rose and Cylc are used to configure and control our suites of scientific software.
Last updated: 31 July 2014