Sunday May 13, 2007

New application on Sun Grid: Calculix

Calculix

CalculiX is a software used to solve field problems by using the finite element method. With CalculiX Finite Element Models can be build, calculated and post-processed. The pre- and post-processor is an interactive 3D-tool using the openGL API. The solver is able to do linear and non-linear calculations. Static, dynamic and thermal solutions are available.

Why Calculix on Sun Grid?

Calculix is an ideal choice for running on Sun Grid as it is an compute intensive application. Making it available as a service would tremendously benefit scientists, mathematical solvers, etc. You only need to have your input files ready, without worrying about any other aspects of running Calculix.

How to run Calculix on Sun Grid?

Detailed steps are available on https://calculix.dev.java.net/. For running Calculix on Sun Grid, you would need an account on http://www.network.com. If you don't have an account on Sun Grid, you can request for an account here. Now that Sun Grid is available in 24 countries, Calculix has become much more accessible to end users in these countries.

Sample data and example files

To get a head start in running Calculix, example data files are available on the developer page of Calculix.

Resources:

Calculix download: http://www.dhondt.de/
Calculix home page: http://www.calculix.de/
Running Calculix on Sun Grid: https://calculix.dev.java.net
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