Before sending out large batches of thousands of workunits, smaller tests are first sent out.
There are various things we test, such as testing:
– new versions of our models/ applications,
– different configurations (physics settings, regions) of the model,
– new input files (e.g. initial conditions or sea-surface temperature files),
– or changes to our servers and submission scripts.
Where possible these tests will be carried out offline or on our cpdn-beta project, but some tests do need to be run on our main project.