NEMO currently uses version 3.6.2 of netCDF. The new release of netCDF
(netCDF 4.0) allows HDF5 files to be accessed and also includes
parallel I/O capabilities. The first stable release version of netCDF 4.0
became available on 29/06/2008 and as of 23/03/2009 the latest version is
4.0.1-beta3. Below we describe the installation of the stable release which
contains all the necessary functionality required for NEMO. Some additional
installation and porting details can be found at:
Prior to installing netCDF 4.0 both zlib version 1.2.3 or higher and HDF5 version 1.8.1 must be installed as these are prerequisites of netCDF 4.0. The installation of zlib, HDF5 and netCDF 4.0 will be described in sections 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 respecitvely. The next section gives some performance details relating to netCDF 3.6.2.