Hector Yuen
May 5, 2017
2:40 p.m. PDT

Benchmark measurements

Hi, while we wait to be granted permissions to download the fun3d software, I have a couple of questions

-how do we compile/run this software on my local computer? does this run on linux? should we use gfortran? what is the stack?
-do you have some sample datasets or test cases that we can use to validate we have are running the software successfully? and some cases for which the software could do better?
7 Replies

May 5, 2017
3:34 p.m. PDT
@Hector Yuen
The manual refers to F95 standards which is Fortran 95 and the only operating system mentioned is Linux in the manual. I am looking at the GNU Fortran compiler.

Hector Yuen
May 5, 2017
3:42 p.m. PDT
Thanks @Ben, do you know if the package itself comes with benchmarks?

May 5, 2017
6:14 p.m. PDT
Hi Hector, I found that a lot of the information you are asking about is available in the manual, which is available on the FUN3D site https://fun3d.larc.nasa.gov/chapter-1.html#user_manual

Subarna Lamsal
May 6, 2017
9:02 p.m. PDT
Can international students join this competition?

Mason Harper
May 7, 2017
11:09 a.m. PDT
@Subarna Lamsal
This question should be asked in the "Welcome!" forum topic.

Paul Musille
May 9, 2017
6:05 a.m. PDT
@Subarna Lamsal
Sorry, but international students can not compete due to the software being export controlled.

May 9, 2017
9:28 a.m. PDT
@Hector Yuen
From NASA's web page on Pleiades Supercomputer, an appropriate name. I remember learning about the Pleiades (stars) at the Settlemyre Planaterium as a kid. Not that you would need to use the same Linux distribution, etc. https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/pleiades.html

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Job scheduler: Altair PBS Professional®
Compilers: Intel and GNU C, C++ and Fortran
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