[Gmsh] GMSH for BOINC

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 11 23:11:02 CEST 2010

Kuba Pietras <jakub.pietras at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> 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 ?
> Regards,
> JP

Hello there,

I would be interested in similar tools. So far I have looked and the
only way to go is to treat all mesh elements as individual work
units. Or arbitrary split the work units using the mesh element numbers,
e.g. 1-999, 1000-1999, etc.