In April, 2013, the first UPC-release of AWIPS II (version 13.2.1) was provided for a limited number of universities. Now, Unidata welcomes additional sites to join this program. To apply, please write to email@example.com and provide the following information:
- Name of institution
- Who will be the point-of-contact for AWIPS II at your institution
- How many machines and/or users currently use GEMPAK/NAWIPS at your institution
- Are you able to host an EDEX data server for remote access (as opposed to only running AWIPS II internally at your institution)?
Please note that by joining this beta testing group you are able and willing to install and maintain the software and are willing to provide regular feedback to the Unidata Program Center about AWIPS II.
Also note that the system requirements for an AWIPS II system are very strict. University site point-of-contacts for this program should have some Linux system administrator experience. 32-bit RHEL5 or CentOS5 are required. The EDEX data server will only install and run on these operating systems.
RHEL6 support is expected in early 2014, and a 64-bit EDEX server is expected then as well (dates subject to change due to development status of the project).
Please read through the installation document located here to get a feel for what is required for installation and configuration of AWIPS II.
For more system requirement information, visit the AWIPS II page at Unidata.