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Saxwax November 14, 2011 23:02

OpenFOAM Cluster Installation
Hi All,

I'm setting up a small (<30 nodes) cluster at the moment using several PCs and a Gb Ethernet switch. I almost (I hope) have the thing working but am unsure about one thing.

I have compiled and set up OpenFOAM 2.0.x on the head node under /opt/OpenFOAM. I have shared /home across all nodes using NFS and enabled passwordless SSH. What I would like to know is whether I need /opt/OpenFOAM to be shared via NFS also or is it sufficient to have the installation only accessed by the head node. I'm a bit unsure about how OpenFOAM/openMPI does things.



magazoni October 26, 2012 09:38

Dear Sawmax,

Did you solve your problem? Because I have the same doubt and I don't know what to do.

Felipe Magazoni

eshraghi November 13, 2012 07:00

i have the same question, if openfoam must be installed on all nodes, or its folder must be shared on all nodes or not,
thnak you

magazoni November 13, 2012 12:19


I have installed Openfoam in a Beowulf Cluster using SSH. You must install it in the master node and share with the slave nodes. Let me know you have any question.

Felipe Magazoni

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