The course material will be made available here. The web folder containing the material will remain available until the end of the course.
For an introduction about the Open Source world and available tools, take a look at this interesting book (available at KAUST online)
Get ready for the workshop
We will have demonstrations and hands-on sesssions during the workshop, during which you will be guided to try the tools we discussed in the presentations. Participating to the hands-on sessions is required to receive the attendance to the workshop.
While we will hold the workshop in a laboratory, it is a good idea if you become familiar with the environment we will use in advance. To achieve this, please download and get familiar with GeekoCFD, a pre-built openSUSE image for scientific computation available at the following URL:
https://susestudio.com/a/2qtLK2/geekocfd (KAUST internal link, much faster http://tiny.cc/WEP663 )
Download GeekoCFD 6.3.0. You can either choose the bootable USB image (USB Stick / Hard Disk Image), or the virtual machine (VMware Workstation / VirtualBox (.vmdk)). Instructions on how to use them are provided in the following section.
You can send us an email if you have any question or problem setting up your laptop.
GeekoCFD is provided in different formats on the SUSE Studio gallery. In particular, you can find the USB Stick/Hard Disk Image, and the VMWare Workstation / Virtualbox (.vmdk) images.
you want to use GeekoCFD starting your computer from a USB pen-drive,
you must use an Intel-based computer which allows the operating system
to be started from a USB drive. Use ImageWriter (See instructions on SUSE Studio) to write the image to your USB drive. A simple copy of the image file to the pen-drive is not sufficient.
- If you want to use GeekoCFD in a virtual machine, please download and install VirtualBox
on your machine. We tested the images on VirtualBox, and we can provide
assistance with them. For further information, please click here. A guided tutorial is available in the material folder here (GeekoCFDOnVirtualBox.pdf).
Both the solutions will allow the changes you make to the system to be stored, and your work to be saved.
Matteo and Alberto