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Old   May 3, 2022, 04:33
Default OpenFOAM external CUDA code with functionObject
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Lukas Heisler
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Hello everyone,

i am quite new to OpenFOAM. My current task is to implement part of a custom solver in CUDA. Basically some particle cloud is calculated on the GPU, while the CPU solver handles the rest.

Now as a start, I would like to be able to compile a simple .so library with CUDA code as external C and be able to call it with a function object. So basically let the GPU say hello.

I have read probably every thread that covers this or similar problems but was not able to find an answer. This is what my files look right now:
the following is in the folder customLibrary
#include "cuda.h"
#include <iostream>
#include ""
void helloWorld()
std::cout << "Hello World" << std::endl;

#ifdef __cplusplus
#include <iostream>
extern "C"
void helloWorld();

LIB = $(FOAM_USER_LIBBIN)/libcustomLibrary


the following is in the main folder of the solver
cd customLibrary
nvcc --shared -Xcompiler -fPIC -o $FOAM_LIBBIN/ -I/usr/local/cuda/include -L/usr/local/cuda/lib -lcudart
wmake libso
cd ..

#include "hello.H"
... some code

this setup seems to compile the library with no visible errors. But when I start a simulation I get the following error:
symbol lookup error: solidParticleInterFoam: undefined symbol: _Z10helloWorldv

If anyone could help me with this or has done something similar, I would highly appreciate any help.

Many thanks and all the best!
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Old   March 26, 2024, 07:24
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Hello Lucas how are you

Did you manage to solve that problem? You use CUDA with which version of OpenFoam?

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