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17    \chapter{Installation}
18    \label{INSTALL}
20    Visit \url{http://iservo.edu.au/twiki/bin/view/ESSCC/EsysUser} for more information.
22    \section{Software Needed for Installation}
24    \begin{itemize}
25       \item scons  0.96.91 or newer (see \url{http://www.scons.org/})
26       \item python  2.3.4 or higher (see \url{http://www.python.org/})
27       \item numarray  0.9 or higher (see \url{http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/numarray})
28       \item python boost boost  1.31.0 or higher (see \url{http://www.boost.org/})
29       \item g++ (see \url{http://gcc.gnu.org/}) or Intel c++  compiler (see \\
30    \url{http://www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/compilers/}).
31    \end{itemize}
33    \subsection{Optional Libraries}
34    These libraries are optional at compile time. By default, thay are switched off.
35    \begin{itemize}
36       \item parallel direct solver from the SGI SCSL library (see \url{http://www.sgi.com/products/software/scsl.html})
37       \item parallel direct solver from Intel MKL library which is included with the Intel compilers (see \url{http://www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/perflib/mkl/}).
38    \end{itemize}
40    \subsection{Optional Software}
42    \begin{itemize}
43       \item visualization with our pyvisi interface to VTK:
44          \item vtk  4.2.1 or newer with with python interface (see \url{http://public.kitware.com/VTK/}).
45       \item Alternatives for off-line visualization:
46          \begin{itemize}
47          \item mayavi (see \url{http://mayavi.sourceforge.net/}).
48          \item opendx (see \url{http://www.opendx.org/}).
49          \end{itemize}
50       \item Alternatives for on-line visualization:
51    \begin{itemize}
52          \item gnuplot  with with python interface (see \url{http://www.gnuplot.info/}).
53          \item  povray (see \url{http://www.povray.org/}).
54    \end{itemize}
55    \end{itemize}
57    \section{Get the Source Code}
59    You can download the complete source code, examples and release tests from \url{https://shake200.esscc.uq.edu.au/twiki/bin/view/ESSCC/EsysUser}.
60    Files can be downloaded as *.zip or *.tar.gz files.
61    This software is distributed under the Open Software License version 3.0 (see \url{http://www.opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php}).
63    \subsection{Unpack zip File}
64    Use the commands
66    \begin{verbatim}
67      mkdir <my esys dir>
68      mv escript*.zip <my esys dir>
69      cd <my esys dir>
70      unzip escript*.zip
71    \end{verbatim}
73    to unzip the source files into the directory  \verb|<my esys dir>|.
75    \subsection{Unpack tar File}
77    Use the commands
79    \begin{verbatim}
80      mkdir <my esys dir>
81      mv escript*.tar.gz <my esys dir>
82      cd <my esys dir>
83      tar xzf escript*.tar.gz
84    \end{verbatim}
86    to unpack the source files into the directory \verb|<my esys dir>|.
88    \section{Installation}
90    The installation is started by
91    \begin{verbatim}
92      cd <my esys dir>
93      scons dodebug=no
94    \end{verbatim}
95    By default the configuration for Linux is used. If there is a file \verb|scons/<hostname>_options.py| it will contain values to over-ride the default settings. Use =scons/ess_options.py= as a staring point to create a file for your machine. If you want to use personalized settings in a file called =myoptions.py= you can run
96    \begin{verbatim}
97      cd <my esys dir>
98      scons dodebug=no options_file=myoptions.py
99    \end{verbatim}
100    You can also over-ride individual settings through the command line:
101    \begin{verbatim}
102       cd <my esys dir>
103      scons dodebug=no libinstall=/usr/lib
104    \end{verbatim}
105    This will install the libraries into the directory \verb|/usr/lib|.
107    Help on options is available with:
108    \begin{verbatim}
109      cd <my esys dir>
110      scons -h
111    \end{verbatim}
112    To uninstall the software use
113    \begin{verbatim}
114      cd <my esys dir>
115      scons -c
116    \end{verbatim}
118    If you have more than one processor available for compilation you can use the -j option to tell scons to do parallel compiles:
119    \begin{verbatim}
120       cd <my esys dir>
121       scons dodebug=no -j 8
122    \end{verbatim}
123    \section{Running Release Tests}
124    You can run the test suite of approximately 30,000 unit tests in a few hours with
125    \begin{verbatim}
126       cd <my esys dir>
127       scons dodebug=no all_tests
128    \end{verbatim}
130    \section{Environment Setup}
131    To make esys accessible from python you have to set
132    \begin{verbatim}
133    export PYTHONPATH=<my esys dir>:${PYTHONPATH}
134    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<my esys dir>/lib:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}
135    \end{verbatim}
137    If you build \esys with
138    \begin{verbatim}
139       cd <my esys dir>
140       scons dodebug=no prefix=/usr
141    \end{verbatim}
142    then your libraries and python modules will be installed in system directories and you will
143    not have to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PYTHONPATH (assuming python is installed in
144    /usr/lib/python/site-modules).
146    Now you are ready to test your setup by running one of the supplied examples
147    \begin{verbatim}
148    cd <my esys dir>/doc/examples
149    python poisson.py
150    \end{verbatim}
152    \subsection{OpenMP Support}
154    If your system and compiler support OpenMP parallelization and OpenMP parallelization has been switched on during compilation you need to set the following environment variable to run scripts in parallel (in this case with four threads):
155    \begin{verbatim}
156    export OMP_NUM_THREADS=4
157    cd <my esys dir>/doc/examples
158    python poisson.py
159    \end{verbatim}
161    \subsection{MPI Support}
163    If you wish to use MPI parallelization, and it has been switched on during compilation with useMPI=yes, you need to use the following commands to run scripts in parallel (in this case with four CPUs):
164    \begin{verbatim}
165    cd <my esys dir>/doc/examples
166    mpirun -np 4 <my esys dir>/lib/pythonMPI poisson.py
167    \end{verbatim}
169  \chapter{The First Steps}  When running an MPI job the standard output of process zero goes to the screen, while the standard output of the other processes
170    is automatically redirected to files with names like stdout_cpu_0001.out.
172  \section{Introduction}  \section{Getting Help}
173    Please direct any questions you might have to \url{mailto:esys@esscc.uq.edu.au}.
 \subsection{Getting the software}  
 \escript, \ESyS, all freely available.  Where do people get \finley from?  
 \item how to get the software  
 \item a few words about the general structure  
 \item installation  
 \section{How to solve a linear PDE}  
 \caption{Domain $\Omega$ with outer normal field $n$.}  
 \caption{Mesh of $4 \time 4$ elements on a rectangular domain.  Here  
 each element is a quadrilateral and described by four nodes, namely  
 the corner points. The solution is interpolated by a bi-linear  
 We want to solve the \index{partial differential equation}(\index{PDE})  
 -\Delta u + \alpha u =f  
 for the solution $u$ on the domain $\Omega$.  Here we assume that the  
 domain is the rectangle of length $1$ and height $2$, see  
 \fig{fig:FirstSteps.1}.  $\Delta$ denotes the \index{Laplace  
 operator} which is defined by  
 \Delta u = (u\hackscore {,1})\hackscore{,1}+(u\hackscore{,2})\hackscore{,2}  
 where for any function $w$ and any direction $i$ $u\hackscore{,i}$  
 denotes the derivative of $w$ with respect to $i$.  $\alpha$ is a  
 known constant (we will set $\alpha=10$) and $f$ is a given function  
 which may depend on the location in the domain.  On the boundary of  
 the domain $\Omega$ the solution $u$ shall fulfill the so-called  
 homogeneous \index{Neumann boundary condition}  
 \frac{\partial u}{\partial n} = 0  
 where $n=(n\hackscore1,n\hackscore2)$ denotes the outer normal field  
 of the domain, see Figure~\ref{fig:FirstSteps.1} and  
 \frac{\partial u}{\partial n} = n\hackscore1 u\hackscore{,1} +  
 n\hackscore2 u\hackscore{,2}  
 denotes the normal derivative on the boundary.  The partial  
 differential \eqn{eq:FirstSteps.1}) together with the  
 boundary condition~(\eqn{eq:FirstSteps.2}) forms a boundary value  
 problem (\index{BVP}) for unknown function $u$.  
 In most cases, the BVP cannot be solved analytically and numerical  
 methods have to be used construct an approximation of the solution  
 $u$. Here we will use the \index{finite element method}  
 (\index{FEM}). The basic idea is to fill the domain with a set of  
 points, so called nodes. The solution is approximated by its values on  
 the nodes. Moreover, the domain is subdivide into small subdomain,  
 so-called elements. On each element the solution is represented by a  
 polynomial of a certain degree through its values at the nodes located  
 in the element. The nodes and its connection through elements is  
 called a \index{mesh}.  \fig{fig:FirstSteps.2} shows an example  
 of a FEM mesh with four elements in the $x_0$ and for elements in the  
 $x_1$ direction over a rectangular domain. On more details we referring  
 to the literature, for instance \cite{X1,X2,X3}.  
 \escript provides the class \linearPDE to define a  
 general linear, steady differential partial differential equation of  
 second order. We will discuss the most general form that can be  
 defined through \class{linearPDE} later. The components which are  
 relevant for us here is as follows:  
 -\sum\hackscore{i,j=0}^k (A\hackscore{ij}  
  u\hackscore{,j})\hackscore{,i} + D u = Y  
 In this form $D$ and $Y$ are scalars and $A$ is a $k \times k$ matrix  
 where $k$ denotes the spatial dimension (in our example we have  
 $k=2$).  By comparing the template~(\ref{eq:FirstSteps.3}) with the  
 differential equation~(\ref{eq:FirstSteps.1}) we want to solve we can  
 immediately identify the appropriate values for $A$, $D$ and $Y$:  
 A\hackscore{ij} & = & \delta\hackscore{ij}&  =&  
                                   1 & 0\\  
                                   0 & 1  
                  \right] \\  
 D & =& \alpha \\  
 Y & = & f \\  
 When the PDE is defined via~(\eqn{eq:FirstSteps.3}), \class{linearPDE}  
 makes a particular assumptions about the boundary conditions:  
 -\sum\hackscore{i,j=0}^k n\hackscore{i} A\hackscore{ij}  
  u\hackscore{,j} = 0  
 Note that this boundary condition does not require extra information  
 as it only refers to the coefficient $A$ which already appears in the  
 PDE and so natural for it. Therefore this boundary condition is called  
 a \index{natural boundary condition}.  
 We will set $\alpha=10$ and $f=10$ such that $u=1$ becomes the exact  
 solution of the boundary value problem.  We make this very simple  
 choice to be able to test our program as we can compare the result  
 with the exact solution. Later we will set $\alpha$ and $f$ to  
 functions of their locations in the domain in which case we will not  
 be able to give an analytic solution. However, after testing our  
 program on this very simple case, we can be confident that it working  
 correctly before we apply it is a more complicated situation.  
 This is the program to solve the boundary value problem: (Remember that  
 lines starting with '\#' are commend lines in Python)  
 # import ESyS and finley  
 from ESyS import *  
 import finley  
 # set a value for alpha:  
 # generate mesh:  
 # generate a system:  
 # generate a test solution:  
 # calculate the error of the solution  
 print "norm of the approximation error is ",Lsup(error)  
 Line 2 import \escript and a few other tools for \ESyS. In Line 3 is  
 importing \finley which is used to solve the partial differential  
 equation. In line 7, a rectangular domain of length $l\hackscore 0=2$  
 and height $l\hackscore 1=1$ is generated and subdivided in  
 $n\hackscore 0=40$ and $n\hackscore 1=20$ elements in $x\hackscore 0$  
 and $x\hackscore 1$ direction, respectively.  
 We are using a function of \finley. This determines later in the code  
 which solver for the PDE is actually being used to solve the PDE.  
 The solution is done in three steps:  
 \item generate a finite element mesh subdividing the domain into elements.  
 \item assemble the system of linear equations $Mu=b$ from the BVP  
 \item solve the linear system to get $u$  
 The returned $u$ is given an approximation of the solution of the BVP  
 at the nodes of the finite element mesh. The quality of the  
 approximation depends on the size of the elements of the finite  
 element mesh: As smaller the element size the better the  
 approximation.  In our example we know the solution of the BVP so we  
 can compare the returned approximation with the true solution.  In  
 fact, as the true solution is simple, we can expect that the  
 approximation is exact.  
 The first step imports the package \ESyS which includes among  
 others the module \finley.  
 \section{A Time Dependent Problem}  
 % \verbatiminput{exam/finley\hackscoretime.py}  
 \section{With Dirichlet Conditions}  
 % \verbatiminput{exam/finley\hackscoredirichlet.py}  
 \section{Systems of PDEs}  
 % \verbatiminput{exam/system\hackscoretime.py}  
 \section{Explicit Schemes}  
 % \verbatiminput{exam/explicit\hackscoretime.py}  

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