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Installing MFEM on the HPCC
Our research group is developing a new MFEM module as part of an NSF CISS award. Since we need to mess around with the installation it doesn't make sense to install globally. The following are instructions I used to install MFEM in a folder in my home directory. The videos at the end of this post walk through my process to figure out what needed to be done.
I'm not sure many people will need these specific instructions but I also recorded some over-the-shoulder videos of the process. My hope is that some people may learn something watching these (very long) videos.
Step 1: Start ondemand desktop and open a terminal.
Step 2: Run the above module commands or type source ./setup.sh
Step 3: cd to glvis-4.2 directory and run ./glivs
Step 4: Open a second terminal
Step 5: Run the above module commands or type source ./setup.sh
Step 6: cd to mfem-4.5.2/examples and run one of the examples
The following videos were recorded when figuring out how to install FEM. These are not edited and demonstrate the debugging process. Consider watching at double speed as not to be board.