SDL Energy Conversion presents

Training: Parallelization in OpenFOAM for HPC Deployment

Date: 18.10.2022 (10 am – 4 pm); Format: online

Short abstract:

OpenFOAM is an open source, mature and established C++ library for computational continuum mechanics (CCM) including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). For leveraging its full potential, it is crucial to efficiently use the high-performance computing (HPC) resources on modern distributed-memory parallel computer architectures. This must be based on a sound understanding of parallelization in OpenFOAM and HPC techniques available.

The training will be concerned with introducing the participants to the different concepts of parallelization, along with code examples for illustration. Moreover, we will provide hands-on exercises to further deepen and solidify the transferred knowledge. The participants will further gain an overview over the distinct techniques and dedicated tools involved to run a massively parallel computation using OpenFOAM, as well as over ongoing HPC-related activities in research and development.

Requirements (required knowledge/experience):

The participants are required to have a working operation system (Linux) and the most recent version of OpenFOAM installed. For more details and instructions, please refer to

To take full advantage of the course offering it would be advisable to have a standing knowledge of using Linux, as it is used for all exercises. Basics in C++ programming will be required for some of the exercises as well as some insights into CFD theory (finite volume method, basic concepts of discretization).

Information about SDL Energy Conversion

Contact person

Mohammed Elwardi Fadeli

TU Darmstadt

Dr. Holger Marschall

TU Darmstadt