VirtualBox image for SoHPC visualisation training day
We will be using the latest stock CentOS 7.1 Linux with development additions, VisIt, ParaView, OpenFOAM and TeXlive installed.
1. Please install the latest VirtualBox (4.3.28+) from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads for your 64 bit system.
2. To download the image with the browser use the following link:
The server will be available until 16thy of August 2015. If you have phising problems then just login to the web page https://bts.bsc.es/ueQKdCBG
FTP protocol is available too if you really have problems downloadig the image.
The Virtual Disk Image is bzip2 compressed of 3.7GB. When uncompressed it will take 12GB. MD5 sum for the compressed disk image MD5 (SoHPC.vdi.bz2) = 4a410c6be8defc8290aece2265c7655c
3. Minimum recommended requirements for running the virtual machine:
If you have more than this you will not benefit much if setting more RAM and CPUs.
4. Creating the virtual machine:
There is no password for campus username and one can gain root by simply stating sudo su and maintain you machine as you wish by searching your missing packages with yum search <missed feature> and yum install <my package>.
There should be 1.2GB free space available to you. 1GB swap is helping RAM to get you through the tutorials. Tutorials are already download and under Download, sohpc and OpenFOAM directories. The latter may be erased at some point and will give you additional 3.7GB disk if you will continue using the virtual machine over the summer.
In case of troubles contact Leon Kos during the breaks to resolve them before we start the tutorials on Friday. You may borrow USB key too. Do not overload WiFi.