[Gmsh] Questions about parallelization using python API

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at uliege.be
Mon Aug 24 17:33:14 CEST 2020

> On 19 Jul 2020, at 20:15, Kadry Abdelmeguid Karim Hesham Ahmed <karim.kadryabdelmeguid at epfl.ch> wrote:
> Hello, 
> I'm a new user to Gmsh
> I am a bit confused on how to enable parallelization when I am using the Python API for Gmsh.
> I see on the documentation that I am supposed to compile with Enable OpenMP and compile using Cmake but since I have installed gmsh through the pip command I'm not sure if I should try and build in my anaconda directory directly.

Indeed currently our binary builds are compiled without OpenMP support (we haven't yet found a good way to distribute those in a simple way). So you'll have to recompile Gmsh from source : see e.g. https://gitlab.onelab.info/gmsh/gmsh/-/wikis/Gmsh-compilation


> Thank you!
> Karim,
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Prof. Christophe Geuzaine
University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

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