• CFD,  GeekoCFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 7.0.0 is here!

    I am pleased to announce the availability of GeekoCFD 7.0.0. This release is based on openSUSE Leap 42.1, the new release of openSUSE based on the core of SUSE Linux Enterprise, and enjoys long-term support (and a beautiful artwork!). GeekoCFD 7.0.0 also brings the following major changes: Updated features UEFI and secure boot support enabled on USB disk images and Live DVD (not virtual formats). This change may make the specified images unbootable on systems which do not support UEFI and secure boot. Updated packages OpenFOAM® 3.0.x from the OpenFOAM Foundation gmsh 2.11.0 eclipse mars 1 Removed packages meshlab (no maintainer for the RPM) petsc (updated versions can be easily…

  • CFD,  GeekoCFD,  General,  Linux,  OpenFOAM

    WEP Workshop at KAUST

    Last week I had the opportunity of visiting KAUST, and take part to the Winter Enrichment Program, organizing a seminar on Open-Source Software for Computational Engineering with a colleague and friend Matteo Icardi, who was my host at KAUST. It was a wonderful experience, KAUST is an impressive campus, and the students were very interested in how to use free and open-source software to solve complex engineering problems. We talked about the founding principles of free software, and of the differences in comparison to open-source software. Then we had an introduction to engineering tools. A lot of fun! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 6.1.0 released

    I am pleased to announce GeekoCFD 6.1.0, which constitutes a minor release of GeekoCFD 6.1.0 to update OpenFOAM to version 2.3.x (x > 0). Updates from the official openSUSE repository were also included. The new version can be downloaded from SUSE Gallery. Enjoy! 🙂 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,  General,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD text-mode 6.0.1 released

    GeekoCFD text-mode 6.0.1, the text-only version of GeekoCFD, is now available for download from SUSE Gallery. As GeekoCFD 6.0.1, it is based on openSUSE 13.1 – 64 bit, and it brings OpenFOAM 2.2.x, with x > 2. Enjoy 🙂 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 6.0.1 is now available for download

    I am pleased to announce the release of GeekoCFD 6.0.1, based on the new openSUSE 13.1. You can download it directly from the SUSE Gallery page. GeekoCFD 6.0.1 brings the following updates: CFD and C++ development applications OpenFOAM 2.2.x, with x > 2. The repository release of OpenFOAM includes the latest updates and bug fixes made to OpenFOAM by its developers. gmsh 2.8.3, the latest version of the gmsh mesh generation tool. Eclipse Kepler SR1 with CDT Base openSUSE system Linux kernel 3.11. glibc 2.18. gcc 4.8. YaST 3.0, rewritten in Ruby. KDE 4.11. Qt 5.1.1 and 4.8.5. LibreOffice 4.1. Dropped packages Helyx OS: the package has been split into…

  • CFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 5.1.0

    I am pleased to announce the release of GeekoCFD 5.1.0 ( http://susestudio.com/a/2qtLK2/geekocfd ) and GeekoCFD text-mode 5.1.0 ( http://susestudio.com/a/2qtLK2/geekocfd-text-mode ). This is a maintenance release which includes all the security updates provided by openSUSE 12.3, and the latest version of OpenFOAM 2.2.x (with x > 1). Enjoy 🙂 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 5.0.0 and GeekoCFD text mode 5.0.0

    GeekoCFD 5.0.0 ( http://susestudio.com/a/2qtLK2/geekocfd ) and GeekoCFD text-mode 5.0.0 ( http://susestudio.com/a/2qtLK2/geekocfd-text-mode ) are now available for download. This major release is based on openSUSE 12.3, with kernel 3.7.10, gcc 4.7.2, KDE 4.10.0, and OpenFOAM 2.2.x. Enjoy 🙂 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,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    Installing OpenFOAM 2.2.x on openSUSE 12.3

    The following procedure illustrates how to install OpenFOAM 2.2.x from the git repository on openSUSE 12.3, for the current users. Install the C/C++ development pattern: zypper install -t pattern devel_C_C++ Install other dependencies (gnuplot is optional, but useful): zypper install cmake gnuplot openmpi openmpi-devel git-core zypper install libqt4-devel libQtWebKit-devel libQtAssistantClient4 Check that openmpi 1.6 is selected as default with: mpi-selector --list The output should read: “openmpi-1.6”. If not, use mpi-selector to configure the default version of openmpi (this can be done for the individual user or system-wide, acquiring administrative rights) Create the OpenFOAM directory in your home directory: mkdir ~/OpenFOAM Move to the OpenFOAM directory: cd ~/OpenFOAM Download the source code from the git repository: git…

  • 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…