• CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 4.0.0 text mode released

    Following the release of GeekoCFD 4.0.0, also GeekoCFD 4.0.0 text mode was upgraded to openSUSE 12.2, and it is now available on SUSE Gallery. This version of GeekoCFD is thought to provide direct access to open-source CFD tools on systems without graphical interface, typically used to perform simulations.

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 4.0.0 released

    GeekoCFD 4.0.0 is now available for download from SUSE Gallery. The release is based on the recently released openSUSE 12.2, and relies on updated versions of all major applications and system components. The most important changes and additional features are: Updated version of OpenFOAM® 2.1.x (x > 1, Including commit 969dc72c1aad45b98224e74917984401bdc76b82 – Wed Aug 29 2012) Upgraded packages according to openSUSE 12.2 release Re-introduced selection of octave-forge packages New Hyper-V image added to the choice of virtual images Additionally, some decisions on future developments were taken: The release of GeekoCFD 4.0.0 signs the end of life of GeekoCFD 2.2.0, since its base distribution, openSUSE 11.4 will stop being supported two…

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 3.1.0 released

    GeekoCFD 3.1.0 and GeekoCFD Text Mode 3.1.0  are now available. This is a mantenance release, which updates OpenFOAM® at the current 2.1.x version from the git repository, and includes security updates from openSUSE. This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OPENFOAM® and OpenCFD® trade marks. Alberto Passalacqua is not associated to OpenCFD Ltd.

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 3.0.0. released

    I am pleased to announce the release of GeekoCFD 3.0.0, the live distribution for CFD based on openSUSE 12.1 – 64 bit. Among the most important changes compared to the previous version (2.2.0), we have: OpenFOAM upgraded to version 2.1.x OpenFOAM ThirdParty package upgraded to 2.1.x Upgraded packages according to openSUSE 12.1 release System o OpenSUSE 12.1 – 64 bit o Kernel 3.1.0 o gcc 4.6.2 o KDE 4.7.2 Scientific software o cantor o gmsh 2.5.0 o grace o gsl o wxMaxima and Maxima o Octave o OpenFOAM® 2.1.x o Paraview 3.12 o pyFoam o R Development tools o DDD o Eclipse Helios with CDT o Emacs o git o…

  • Linux,  openSUSE

    openSUSE guide

    Looking for a clear guide to openSUSE? Take a look at opensuse-guide.org, maintained by Martin Schlander. The openSUSE guide website provides clear and concise instructions to set-up most of the aspect of an openSUSE workstation, from the installation to the setup of accelerated video cards and samba shares. You can also find a useful list of applications for the most common tasks, and instructions on how to install the most common browser plug-ins.

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    Install OpenFOAM 2.0.x on openSUSE 12.1

    OpenSUSE 12.1 has just been released, and it carries gcc 4.6, and, for those interested clang/LLVM. Installing OpenFOAM® 2.0.x follows the usual pattern. Only a few minor modifications have to be made to be able to use gcc 4.6 and the version of openMPI provided by openSUSE 12.1 (openmpi-1.4.3). Additionally I replaced paraview 3.10.1 with ParaView 3.12.0. Assuming that OpenFOAM will be installed in the user’s home directory, the procedure to install OpenFOAM 2.0.x (git version) on openSUSE 12.1 is then as follows: Install the C/C++ development pattern: zypper install -t pattern devel_C_C++ Install other dependencies: zypper install cmake libqt4-devel gnuplot openmpi openmpi-devel Check that openmpi 1.4.3 is selected as default with: mpi-selector --list The output should read:…

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD updated, GeekoCFD text mode released

    I am pleased to announce the release of GeekoCFD 2.2.0, which brings an updated image with OpenFOAM® 2.0.x (x >= 1), an updated ThirdParty package for OpenFOAM and openSUSE security updates, including Firefox 5. The images can be downloaded from SUSE Studio. Additionally, GeekoCFD 2.2.0 brings a smaller version: GeekoCFD text mode, which provides easy access to OpenFOAM for systems without a graphical user interface. GeekoCFD text mode is based on openSUSE 11.4 JeOS (Just enough operating system) 64 bit, and only provides the base system, the C/C++ development tools, and OpenFOAM, with its dependencies.As a consequence, the disk space requirements are significantly smaller if compared to the full version…

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 2.1 now available

    GeekoCFD 2.1 is now available in SUSE Gallery. This is a minor release, which provides the new version of Eclipse Indigo with CDT, instead of Eclipse Helios with CDT.Users who downloaded version 2.0.3 and are not interested in the latest version of Eclipse, can ignore this release, or, if they installed their system, can simply upgrade Eclipse as follows: Acquire administrative rights with: su Execute in sequence: Remove the existing Eclipse cd /opt rm -r eclipse Download Eclipse Indigo with CDT wget -c http://mirror.cs.rit.edu/mirrors/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/indigo/R/eclipse-cpp-indigo-incubation-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz Make sure the file is in your /opt directory and execute tar xzf eclipse-cpp-indigo-incubation-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz Drop your administrative rights by typing exit Enjoy 🙂

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 2 has been released

    I am pleased to announce the release of GeekoCFD 2, the live distribution based on openSUSE 11.4, created for CFD applications. The new live image can be downloaded, as usual, from SUSE Gallery. The new release brings: an updated system to openSUSE 11.4 – 64 bit kernel 2.6.37 gvv 4.5.1 kde 4.6.0 updated scientific software, including: cantor gmsh 2.5.0 grace wxMaxima and Maxima Octave with an almost complete selection of octave-forge packages OpenFOAM® 2.0.x Paraview 3.10.1 pyFoam R development tools DDD Eclipse Helios with CDT Emacs git kate kompare vim with gitdiff other software Blender Firefox 4.0.1 Gimp ImageMagick LibreOffice 3.3.1 Dropped packages The following packages were dropped from GeekoCFD…

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    Installing OpenFOAM 1.7.x on openSUSE 11.4

    The installation of OpenFOAM® 1.7.x on the freshly released openSUSE 11.4 is straighforward, however some care is required to have a working ParaView. The ThirdParty package provided with OpenFOAM ships ParaView 3.8.0, which does not successfully build with Qt 4.7. The steps for the installation on openSUSE 11.4 – 64 bit are summarized as follows: Use YaST to install the C/C++ development pattern in YaST cmake libqt4-devel (required to build paraview) libQtWebKit-devel (required to build paraview) libQtAssistantClient4 flex git Create a directory called OpenFOAM in your home directory mkdir ~/OpenFOAM Enter the OpenFOAM directory cd ~/OpenFOAM Download the source code: with the command: git clone http://github.com/OpenCFD/OpenFOAM-1.7.x.git Download both the OpenFOAM…