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CESM2_0_1 and CESM2_0_0 on Cheyenne -Error: PROJECT_REQUIRED is true but no project found when creating new case

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CESM2_0_1 and CESM2_0_0 on Cheyenne -Error: PROJECT_REQUIRED is true but no project found when creating new case

Hi all,

I am using cesm2.x on Cheyenne machine. I couldn't create any cases and keep getting an error: PROJECT_REQUIRED is true but no project found. I downloaded the cesm2.0.1 code from Github following the tutorial. Then I chcekced all the externals and everything seems to be fine. However, I am not able to create a new case. For instance, when I excute: 

./create_newcase --case ~/cases/test_B1850 --compset B1850 --res f09_g17

I got the following messages:



Compset specification file is /gpfs/u/home/kezhou/my_cesm2_0_0_sandbox/cime/../cime_config/config_compsets.xml

Compset forcing is 1850

Com forcing is Biogeochemistry intercomponent  with diagnostic CO2

ATM component is CAM cam6 physics:

LND component is clm5.0:BGC (vert. resol. CN and methane) with prognostic crop:

ICE component is Sea ICE (cice) model version 5

OCN component is POP2 Ecosystem

ROF component is MOSART: MOdel for Scale Adaptive River Transport

GLC component is cism2 (default, higher-order, can run in parallel):cism ice evolution turned off (this is the standard configuration unless you're explicitly interested in ice evolution):

WAV component is Wave Watch

ESP component is 

Pes     specification file is /gpfs/u/home/kezhou/my_cesm2_0_0_sandbox/cime/../cime_config/config_pes.xml

Compset specific settings: name is RUN_STARTDATE and value is 0001-01-01

Compset specific settings: name is RUN_REFDATE and value is 0130-01-01

Compset specific settings: name is RUN_TYPE and value is hybrid

Compset specific settings: name is RUN_REFCASE and value is b.e20.B1850.f09_g17.pi_control.all.297

Compset specific settings: name is RUN_REFDIR and value is cesm2_init

Machine is cheyenne

Pes setting: grid match    is a%0.9x1.25.+l%0.9x1.25.+oi%gx1 

Pes setting: machine match is cheyenne 

Pes setting: compset_match is CAM.*\d_.*CLM.+CICE.+POP.+WW3 

Pes setting: grid          is a%0.9x1.25_l%0.9x1.25_oi%gx1v7_r%r05_g%gland4_w%ww3a_m%gx1v7 

Pes setting: compset       is 1850_CAM60_CLM50%BGC-CROP_CICE_POP2%ECO_MOSART_CISM2%NOEVOLVE_WW3_BGC%BDRD 

Pes setting: tasks       is {'NTASKS_ATM': -16, 'NTASKS_ICE': -2, 'NTASKS_CPL': -16, 'NTASKS_LND': -13, 'NTASKS_WAV': -1, 'NTASKS_ROF': -13, 'NTASKS_OCN': -4, 'NTASKS_GLC': -16} 

Pes setting: threads     is {'NTHRDS_ICE': 1, 'NTHRDS_ATM': 1, 'NTHRDS_ROF': 1, 'NTHRDS_LND': 1, 'NTHRDS_WAV': 1, 'NTHRDS_OCN': 1, 'NTHRDS_CPL': 1, 'NTHRDS_GLC': 1} 

Pes setting: rootpe      is {'ROOTPE_OCN': -16, 'ROOTPE_LND': 0, 'ROOTPE_ATM': 0, 'ROOTPE_ICE': -13, 'ROOTPE_WAV': -15, 'ROOTPE_CPL': 0, 'ROOTPE_ROF': 0, 'ROOTPE_GLC': 0} 

Pes setting: pstrid      is {} 

Pes other settings: {}

Pes comments: about 6.5ypd expected


 Grid is: a%0.9x1.25_l%0.9x1.25_oi%gx1v7_r%r05_g%gland4_w%ww3a_m%gx1v7 

 Components in compset are: ['cam', 'clm', 'cice', 'pop', 'mosart', 'cism', 'ww3', 'sesp', 'drv', 'dart'] 



This compset and grid combination is not scientifically supported, however it is used in 9 tests.



No project info available


ERROR: PROJECT_REQUIRED is true but no project found

Btw, I also downloaded cesm2.0.0 and tried to build a same case. However, I got the exact same error. I couldn't figure it out by myself and I will be more than appreciated if someone can give me some advice.


Many thanks!



Melody Lu


Hmmm I solved this problem. We need to specify our project number when creating cases, which means we should do the following command:

./create_newcase --case ~/cases/test_B1850 --compset B1850 --res f09_g17 --project <project_number>

Melody Lu


Thanks for posting, Melody, this was helpful.  FYI, for anyone like me using Stampede2-- if you have more than one project number available to you, you also need to specify project/account number when creating a case, otherwise the case will create and build, but you won't be able to submit it.

Katie Mulvaney
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Gillings School of Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

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