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OpenFOAM 4.1 can be activated using the module file:

module load apps/openfoam/4.1/gcc-6.2-openmpi-2.0.1

Installation notes

OpenFOAM 4.1 was installed using the script, the module file is gcc-6.2-openmpi-2.0.1. The following optional dependencies were built as part of the installation process: Scotch/PT-Scotch v6.0.3 (located in /usr/local/packages/apps/openfoam/4.1/gcc-6.2-openmpi-2.0.1/ThirdParty-4.1). The following optional dependencies were not installed: ParaView and CGAL.

Installation was tested as follows (Getting Started example from

$ mkdir /data/$USER/tests/openfoam/run
$ cd /data/$USER/tests/openfoam/run
$ module load apps/openfoam/4.1/gcc-6.2-openmpi-2.0.1
$ cp -r $FOAM_TUTORIALS/incompressible/simpleFoam/pitzDaily .
$ cd pitzDaily
$ blockMesh
$ simpleFoam
$ paraFoam