We manage a supercomputing facility for our Member and Co-operating States, providing vital resources for computer modelling of the global atmosphere and ocean and for weather forecasting research. Here you can find out about the specification and set-up of our facilities, how to get access to them, and where to go for support and guidance.

Part of our supercomputer installation

Our facilities

Find out more about our key facilities and set-up.

Getting access to our systems

Access to computing facilities

You need to be fully registered to use our computing facilities. Find out how to get access.

Our user support is fantastic!

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Information and guidance on using our computing facilities and the associated software.


The following software packages are available from ECMWF.

Member and Co-operating States' national meteorological services should first check with Software Support for availability of additional software.

Software Description


BUFRDC Encodes and decodes WMO FM-94 BUFR code messages. Includes tools for conversion between BUFR and CREX. Free download
ecCodes Encodes and decodes WMO FM-92 GRIB messages (editions 1 and 2) and WMO FM-94 BUFR messages (editions 3 and 4).
Note: ecCodes is an evolution of GRIB API
Free download

Enables users to run a large number of programs (with dependencies on each other and on time) in a controlled environment.

Free download
EMOSLIB Includes interpolation software and BUFR, CREX encoding and decoding routines. Free download

Encodes and decodes WMO FM-92 GRIB edition 1 and edition 2 messages.

GRIB-API is being discontinued at the end of 2018. Users should  migrate to ecCodes. For more information see GRIB-API migration 

Free download
Magics Supports the plotting of contours, wind fields, observations, satellite images, symbols, text, axes and graphs (including boxplots). Free download

Accesses, manipulates and visualises meteorological data.

Free download
Aeolus ECMWF and KNMI develop the Aeolus Level-2B wind retrieval software, the main output of which are HLOS wind observations, which are suitable for use in NWP and meteorological research. Request download