Perform IO initialization, which includes: getting the runtime parameters and if it is a restart calling IO_readCheckpoint. The IO unit uses a number of runtime parameters to determine if and when various types of output files need to be written. The IO unit writes checkpoint(restart) files, plotfiles for visualization, particle plotfiles, and .dat files which hold the diagnostic data like total energy, pressure, mass etc. To determine exactly which runtime parameters control these files, please check the Config file in IO/IOMain or the setup_params file in the object directory.
These are the runtime parameters used by the basic IO unit. Your specific implementation may have more runtime parameters. To see the default parameter values and all the runtime parameters specific to your simulation check the "setup_params" file in your object directory. You might have over written these values with the flash.par values for your specific run. basenm [STRING] Base name for checkpoint files checkpointFileIntervalStep [INTEGER] Checkpoint after this many steps checkpointFileIntervalTime [REAL] Checkpoint after this much time checkpointFileNumber [INTEGER] Initial checkpoint file number (used for restarts as well) memory_stat_freq [INTEGER] Specify the number of timesteps between memory statistic dumps to flash.log outputSplitNum [INTEGER] Split checkpoint, plotfiles, particle plots into this many files per dump output_directory [STRING] output dir for checkpoint file, can be absolute or relative path plotFileIntervalStep [INTEGER] Write a plotfile after this many steps plotFileIntervalTime [REAL] Write a plot after this much time plotFileNumber [INTEGER] Initial plot file number plot_var_1 [STRING] set what variables are to be stored in the plotfile. Up to 12 choices are allowed. If plot_var_X is set to "none" then no variable will be saved. The parameter should have the same name as the variable corresponding to it. For exampe, if a variable is declared VARIABLE pres, to write that variable to a plotfile a parameter should be declared as PARAMETER plot_var_X STRING "pres" plot_var_10 [STRING] plot_var_11 [STRING] plot_var_12 [STRING] plot_var_2 [STRING] plot_var_3 [STRING] plot_var_4 [STRING] plot_var_5 [STRING] plot_var_6 [STRING] plot_var_7 [STRING] plot_var_8 [STRING] plot_var_9 [STRING] plot_grid_var_1 [STRING] scratch grid vars to be written to the checkpoint and plotfiles plot_grid_var_10 [STRING] plot_grid_var_11 [STRING] plot_grid_var_12 [STRING] plot_grid_var_2 [STRING] plot_grid_var_3 [STRING] plot_grid_var_4 [STRING] plot_grid_var_5 [STRING] plot_grid_var_6 [STRING] plot_grid_var_7 [STRING] plot_grid_var_8 [STRING] plot_grid_var_9 [STRING] prof_file [STRING] Don't think this is implemented yet in F3 rolling_checkpoint [INTEGER] Checkpoint file number cycling span. Only the last rolling_checkpoint files are kept. stats_file [STRING] Name of the file integral quantities are written to (.dat file) wall_clock_checkpoint [REAL] Checkpoint after XX seconds (wallclock time) This is useful to ensure that the job outputs a restart file before a queue window closes. wr_integrals_freq [INTEGER] Number of timesteps between writing to flash.dat