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VASP 5.2 With Intel Compilers on 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster CentOS Linux

VASP With Intel Compilers on 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster CentOS Linux

Whilst the Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Package is a popular scientific application among those who like to engage in such things previous comments relating to licensing and installation still largely apply. A new version of VASP has been released resulting in great rejoicing.

Append to Drupal Node Body From Specific Content Types

Imagine you have a situation where you want to append Body content to a number of Drupal pages, according to content type.

e.g., to all "Stories" content add "Please contact Mr. Blah on 0400 123 123" at the end of the Body.

You don't want this as block either - it's the sort of thing that (for example) must be printed. It has to be appended in the 'Body' section of the node.

If this is a couple of pages perhaps you could just copy and paste. But for larger numbers this is not recommended. Imagine if you had to modify twenty nodes, or two thousand.

LUV President's Report to the Annual General Meeting, September 2011

The role of President from September 2010 to September 2011 period was initially one of accident; in my role as Public Officer I attended the Annual General Meeting and left the evening as President of the association. Thrown into this somewhat unexpected role I set as a priority ensuring that we had speakers for our LUV-main and LUV-beginners events, which was achieved quite quickly. Previous experience on the committee indicated that there is nothing worse than a last-minute panic to find speaker.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Presentation to the Melbourne Unitarian Philosophy Forum

1. Typical Definitions of Happiness
1.1 the quality or state of being happy, good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. (e.g., from Collins English Dictionary)
1.2 Origin (hap + y) 1150–1200; Middle English 1.3 Perspectives of "happiness" can come from religious, philosophical, psychological and economic viewpoints - plus a fairly unique revealed here.

Installing the GNU Debugger

The GNU Debugger (GDB) is the standard debugger for the GNU software system. It is a portable debugger that runs on many Unix-like systems and works for many programming languages, including Ada, C, C++, FreeBASIC, FreePascal and Fortran.

Installation is trivial, but slightly interesting for illustrative purposes. First download and unpack:


cd /usr/local/src/GDB
wget ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdb/gdb-7.3.tar.gz
tar xvf gdb-7.3.tar.gz
cd gdb-7.3

MFIX (Multiphase Flow With Interphase Exchanges) with Intel compilers on a 64-bit Opteron Linux System

MFIX (Multiphase Flow With Interphase Exchanges) has been developed by the U.S. National Energy Technology Laborartory, providing transient data on the three-dimensional distribution of pressure, velocity, temperature, and species mass fractions.

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