Re: [gembud] Parallel gif creation scripts?

Hi Matt,

If you are going to split things up, be sure each script runs in its own unique directory, else you run the risk of having your global gempak settings file (gemglb.nts) getting corrupted.

Are you running the latest Unidata build of GEMPAK/N-AWIPS? If your scripts seem to be running slowly (i.e. 1 second or so between gif generations) you may be running a version that does not have the "speedpatch" utilities built into it.


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On Tue, 10 May 2011, Matt Foster wrote:

I'm using a shell script that runs gdplot3 to generate many GIF images from our WRF model output. This script is taking over 10 minutes to complete, and we would like to cut that runtime down some. I've toyed with the idea of breaking the one script up into perhaps 4 scripts and launch them all in parallel.

What kind of issues might arise from this?

Is there a better way to accomplish our end goal?

TIA for any suggestions!


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