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Billy (Billy) February 10, 2005 06:54

Has anybody an OpenFOAM versi
Has anybody an OpenFOAM version working with windows?

Hrvoje Jasak (Hjasak) February 10, 2005 19:15

Nope and very unlikely to hap
Nope and very unlikely to happen.


Brandon Field (Field) February 11, 2005 08:41

Billy, Something like SuS

Something like SuSE Linux, running KDE is really quite an easy transition to make from Windows to Linux. You can even select to partition your drive into a linux part and a windows part, so with 7GB or so install a pretty big selection of packages and still have 5GB left to do OpenFoam, and then have the rest of your drive free to do windows. (ParaView even is pre-compiled for Windows, so you would be able to do your post-processing on the Windows side, although I haven't done any more than transfer an animation, so I don't quite know all of the details).

Foam was the reason that I was finally convinced (forced?) to convert one of my machines to linux, and I with the exception of a few points (like my advisor who wants to use Word to edit things and Powerpoint to make presentations -- OOo-impress has a goofy equation editor; I wish they would implement LaTeX formatting or something civilized), I wouldn't go back. The expertise required to do the basic install is quite minimal, and the system is so much better.


Billy (Billy) February 12, 2005 09:59

Thank you very much for your r
Thank you very much for your replies.

I will try to work with Linux because I really want to use OpenFOAM. I would like to know which Linux is better to work with OpenFOAM? I was thinking about Fedora Core 3 but I also have looked into Suse because of the NTFS reading capability.

I never installed Linux before, so I have been looking for information. I found this site and I think it may help me and/or others currently using windows.

Henry Weller (Henry) February 12, 2005 10:07

We at OpenCFD have a preferen
We at OpenCFD have a preference for SuSE but this is partly historical. As far as we are aware OpenFOAM will compile and run on any recent version of Linux so you should make the choice based on which suits your system and needs best rather than which suits OpenFOAM best. However, the precompiled binaries we release are compiled for SuSE 9.? so if you want to avoid having to compile from sources and want to guarantee the binaries will work on your system it might be wise to choose SuSE.

Kuan Tek Seang (Seang) February 12, 2005 10:21

I managed to compile OpenFOAM
I managed to compile OpenFOAM on Fedora Core 3 ... no particular reason for me to choose Fedora Core 3, probably because we had it at work and its readily available for Athlon 64 bit machines ...

Henry Weller (Henry) February 12, 2005 10:33

SuSE is also readily availabl
SuSE is also readily available for Athlon 64 bit machines, in fact the OpenFOAM Linux binaries (both 32bit and 64bit) are compiled on a dual-processor Opteron machine.

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