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OpenFOAM with ICC - Intel's ICC is "allergic" to AMD CPUs

Posted July 20, 2012 at 11:17 by wyldckat
Updated August 1, 2012 at 05:32 by wyldckat
Tags icc, openfoam

This is yet another one of my "rants on my blog" I do once in a while.

So today I was trying to reproduce this report: - I was curious about this, because ICC is known for having great optimization on Intel processors (or at least it had in the past), as well as being completely free for non-commercial use on Linux.

The detail here is that I don't have an Intel CPU on my home computer. I've got an AMD 1055T x6 ...
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libOpenSMOKE - Making it work once again with OpenFOAM

Posted April 14, 2012 at 05:43 by wyldckat
Updated April 21, 2012 at 08:33 by wyldckat (updated current status)

The other day Tobi asked for my help on building
After looking at the code and doing some trial and error, basing myself also on Tobi's already collected information, I managed to get it built/working with OpenFOAM 1.7.x, 2.0.x and 2.1.x.

And since the original page only provided a rarball (on Linux?) of the source code, I decided to use my github account to harbor the original code along...
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Running OpenFOAM in parallel with different locations for each process

Posted December 15, 2011 at 17:56 by wyldckat

The other day a fellow forum user asked me for help about a problem dealing with the specific configuration of a case for running in a cluster. The specific configuration was simple: each slave machine of the cluster has it's own independent storage address on a similar path.
Below is an edited version of the reply I sent him.

OK, first detail - In the following file you have a (sort-of) well documented "decomposeParDict":
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Blog about my forks at github for the repositories OpenFOAM and ThirdParty

Posted September 17, 2011 at 05:36 by wyldckat
Updated February 2, 2013 at 06:44 by wyldckat

Note: This blog post will be edited whenever more details come to life.

A bit of an introduction:
I started my experience at github by forking the ThirdParty-2.0.x repository back in 12th of August of 2011. The objective was to create a branch named get-em which would possess modifications for a simple package manager for OpenFOAM's ThirdParty folder, to then be posted as a proposition for a feature request at OpenFOAM's bug tracker. This was not requested by any of the OpenFOAM...
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Advanced tips for working with the OpenFOAM shell environment

Posted August 28, 2011 at 07:51 by wyldckat
Updated January 1, 2014 at 12:11 by wyldckat (Please go to

Finally finished writing a better page than this one at

This blog post envisions to explain the advanced usages of OpenFOAM's shell environment. For now, only the most common ideas will be explained here, but the idea is to expand it to a size worthy for then moving to
  1. New to Linux? Then Google "Linux tutorial" Although,
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