Building spack-stack modules for JEDI

The instructions in this section are specific to building spack-stack environments to support the JEDI applications (Skylab v8 release). For general information on using spack-stack to build and run software, see the spack-stack documentation. Make sure you have read through the documentation before attempting to build your own stack. The commands below only highlight the differences to the general documentation, steps in between that are not written down here are identical.

Supported in this release are macOS with clang (ewok graphics dependencies don’t build with gcc), Red Hat with gcc, Ubuntu with gcc, Ubuntu with intel.

Before building the spack-stack modules on macOS, you must first install homebrew and update the local path to your homebrew installation. See and for more specific information on this task. It is recommended to start with a fresh homebrew installation before setting up the spack-stack prerequisites. See for information on how to uninstall homebrew from your current environment.

Install the prerequisites:

For macOS, follow the instructions in the spack-stack docs. Be sure to start at the top of the page and read the notes about the macOS and Intel Arm platform particularly if your machine has a newer M1 or M2 chip.

Later in the same document you can find prerequisite install instructions for Red Hat.

Check out the code:

git clone -b 1.7.0 --recursive spack-stack-1.7.0

Go into the spack-stack-1.7.0 directory and source the spack-stack script:

cd spack-stack-1.7.0

Use the following command to create the spack-stack environment for skylab-8.0.0:

spack stack create env --site=linux.default --template=skylab-dev --name=skylab-8.0.0

Replace linux.default with macos.default as required for your system.

Activate the skylab-8.0.0 spack-stack environment:

spack env activate [-p] envs/skylab-8.0.0


export SPACK_SYSTEM_CONFIG_PATH="$PWD/envs/skylab-8.0.0/site"

Build the skylab-8.0.0 spack-stack environment:

Go to for instructions starting with Step 3.

In the next section we describe in details how to use spack-stack modules to build and run JEDI on different platforms.