• GeekoCFD,  Linux,  openSUSE

    Goodbye GeekoCFD

    I created GeekoCFD (first release on September 2nd, 2010) with the idea of simplifying the adoption of openSUSE for computing and, in particular, for computational fluid dynamics. It included one of the most popular open-source tools for computational fluid dynamics, OpenFOAMĀ®, computer algebra systems such as octave and wxMaxima, and integrated development environments as Eclipse, in addition to a set libraries commonly used in HPC. At the time when I started to work on GeekoCFD, these packages were either not available on openSUSE, or difficult to build on it, while they were readily available on competing distributions. SUSE Studio, a web-based and user-friendly tool to build customizes Linux images in…

  • CFD,  GeekoCFD,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD – Status update

    Currently, GeekoCFD images are not available on SUSE Studio, and an error 500 page is shown. I am looking into the cause of this. This may be related to the migration of SUSE Studio to Studio Express. Please, stay tuned for status updates. Updates (reverse chronological order) Latest update, Dec. 26th, 2017: GeekoCFD project ends. See the announcement. Update Dec 8th, 2017: It was announced that SUSE Studio will be shutdown on Feb. 15th, 2018. Official announcement from Studio developers here. Update Dec. 2nd, 2017: The migration of GeekoCFD to the Studio Express infrastructure is still ongoing. At the moment, several attempts to perform the migration have not been successful…

  • 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 OpenFOAMĀ® 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,  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 OpenFOAMĀ® 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…