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flash Installation Instructions

flash can be installed pretty similarly to amatos:

  1. Change into the directory trunk/compile/[architecture] where [architecture] stands for anythink like linux_g64, macosx_intel, etc.
  2. Find a Makefile in this directory. You have to change/configure it manually. In particular, you need to specify paths for access to required libraries: NetCDF, LAPACK, BLAS. These paths should be similar to those in the Makefiles for amatos!
  3. After correctly specifying these individual settings (some compiler options might also need some modifications), the following sequence of commands should work to get a first simple test version of flash running:
    1. make maincopy
    2. make Slot
    3. make executable
  4. Make sure your environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH on Mac OS X) is set correctly such that shared objects (and libamatos.so or limamatos.dylib is such a shared object) can be linked correctly.
  5. Issue the command make datacopy in order to copy required data files for running the test program.
  6. Issue the command ./FLASH -b -f Parameters.dat in order to test the program.
  7. Optionally, you may start paraview in order to visualize the simple simulation results that are stored in files Flash90_nnnnnn.vtu for example.

Good success. In case of problems, you may ask the developers, but there is no guarantee for a quick response...