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Application Details

  • Description : Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a large-eddy simulation (LES) code for low-speed flows, with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires. Smokeview (SMV) is a visualization program used to display the output of FDS and CFAST simulations.
  • Versions : 6.5.3
  • Module names : fds/6.5.3
  • License: FDS and Smokeview are free and open-source software tools provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States Department of Commerce. Pursuant to Title 17, Section 105 of the United States Code, this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain.

Usage Examples

Batch Submission


#SBATCH --ntasks-per-node 24

#SBATCH -o %N.%j.%a.out
#SBATCH -e %N.%j.%a.err
#SBATCH -p compute
#SBATCH --exclusive


module purge
module add fds/6.5.3

export I_MPI_DEBUG=5
export I_MPI_FABRICS=shm:tmi
export I_MPI_FALLBACK=no

# This prevents any system libraries from using threading

$FDS_MPI/mpirun fds steckler.fds

[username@login01 ~]$ sbatch fds.job
Submitted batch job 232122

Further information

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