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 of GeekoCFD.

GeekoCFD text mode boots at run-level 3, with network. SuSEFirewall is running, and the SSH port is open to ensure you can access to your machine remotely.

GeekoCFD text mode is available in the following formats:

  • USB & flash image
  • Live DVD
  • Hard drive image (to create pre-installed systems)
  • Virtual images:
  • VMWare®, VirtualBox, KVM (vmdk)
  • Open Virtualization Format (ovf)
  • Amazon EC2®

Many thanks to SUSE Studio, which makes building distributions a straightforward operation, and provides such a wide variety of formats.

Enjoy 🙂

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  • Pablo

    Hello Alberto,

    Good job, again!

    I teach an introductory course to Computational Mechanics at UADE ( I will use your live DVD for introducing OpenFOAM.

    I want to use the virtual machine disk too but I could not enable VT techonology in my testing PC (It’s a pretty old). So I can not use the 64bit build. Is it possible for you to build a 32bit version?

    Thanks in advance


  • Pablo

    Alberto, I will compile openFOAM 2.0.x using a 32bit opensuse 11.4 VirtualMachine.

    Is this useful for you? I can send you the files for including in GeekoCFD.