wiki:InstallGuides/Beat

Getting started on Beat

Last updated October 2014.

Introduction

On beat, almost all the Chaste dependencies are installed as system packages or in /opt. The only steps a new user needs to do are:

  • Install python packages
  • Checkout the Chaste source code and confirm the right hostconfig file is loaded.

Beat has two six-core CPUs with hyperthreading for a total of 24 logical cores. You should experiment to see if exploiting the hyperthreading (i.e. running 12-way or 24-way) is faster for your application.

Python packages

Execute the following commands and check for success (some of them will be installed already):

pip install --user "python-dateutil==1.5"
easy_install --user "Amara==1.2.0.2"
pip install --user "rdflib==2.4.2"
pip install --user lxml

Checking out the Chaste source

From your user area do:

svn checkout https://chaste.cs.ox.ac.uk/svn/chaste/trunk/ Chaste --username YOUR_SVN_USER_NAME

Hostconfig

Some users do not have permission to checkout the python/hostconfig/machines directory containing the beat.py hostconfig file. If this is the case for you, copy and paste the code at the end of this section into python/hostconfig/local.py manually.

scons will tell you which machine file it's using in the first few lines, e.g.

[louiecn@beat Chaste]$ scons
scons: Reading SConscript files ...
Using hostconfig settings from python/hostconfig/machines/beat.py
Running infrastructure tests...

If you see something like

Chaste dependencies folder /Users/administrator1/Documents/chaste-libs not found; please edit python/hostconfig/default.py

then you need to make a local.py.

Happy Chasting!

# Configuration for machines following Beat install guide located at
# https://chaste.cs.ox.ac.uk/trac/wiki/InstallGuides/Beat

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import os

petsc_path = '/opt/petsc-3.5.2'
petsc_build_name = 'linux-gnu'
petsc_build_name_optimized = 'linux-gnu-opt'

use_cvode = True
use_vtk = True
other_includepaths = ['/usr/include/vtk/',
                      '/opt/xsd-3.3.0-x86_64-linux-gnu/libxsd']
other_libpaths = ['/usr/lib64/vtk/']

blas_lapack = ['flapack', 'fblas']

other_libraries = ['boost_system', 'boost_serialization', 'boost_filesystem', 'xerces-c', 'hdf5', 'z', 'parmetis', 'metis']
other_libraries.append(['vtkCommonCore','vtkCommonDataModel','vtkIOXML','vtkCommonExecutionModel','vtkFiltersCore','vtkFiltersGeometry','vtkFiltersModeling','vtkFiltersSources'])
other_libraries.append(['sundials_cvode', 'sundials_nvecserial'])

tools = {'xsd': '/opt/xsd-3.3.0-x86_64-linux-gnu/bin/xsd'}

def Configure(prefs, build):
    DetermineCvodeVersion(os.path.join(petsc_path,petsc_build_name,'include'))

Appendix: commands used to compile PETSc

wget http://ftp.mcs.anl.gov/pub/petsc/release-snapshots/petsc-lite-3.5.2.tar.gz 
tar -xzf petsc-lite-3.5.2.tar.gz 
rm petsc-lite-3.5.2.tar.gz 
cd petsc-3.5.2/ 
export PETSC_DIR=`pwd` 
export PETSC_ARCH=linux-gnu 
./configure --with-cc=gcc --with-cxx=g++ --with-fc=gfortran --download-fblaslapack --download-mpich --download-hdf5 --download-parmetis --download-metis --download-hypre --download-sundials --with-x=false --with-shared-libraries
make all
export PETSC_ARCH=linux-gnu-opt 
./configure --with-cc=gcc --with-cxx=g++ --with-fc=gfortran --download-fblaslapack --download-mpich --download-hdf5 --download-parmetis --download-metis --download-hypre --download-sundials --with-x=false --with-shared-libraries --CXXOPTFLAGS="-O3" --COPTFLAGS="-O3" --with-debugging=0
make all
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