[Gmsh] GMSH for BOINC

Kuba Pietras jakub.pietras at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 16:30:37 CEST 2010

I am trying to write BOINC project ( http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ ), and
I want to try using GMSH for this.
The idea of BOINC is to split some big computation into pieces and
send those pieces to computers owned by volunteers.
Those parts will be computed on computers of the volunteers, and
results will be send back to the server.
Then on the server the individual results will be assembled making the
final result.

So I wanted to do this by:
1. generating mesh in GMSH
2. splitting this mesh, so that every volunteer has some part
3. computing results on each mesh part - using getDP
4. sending results back, and assembling with GMSH postprocessor

Is the solution possible ? And if so, is the software (GMSH, getDP)
able to do this ?
Especially in point 2, GMSH saves one file after splitting mesh, can I
use only one part of mesh as an input for getDP ?

Also, I'm using debian, is there a package with getDP available, or is
compilling preferred way ?