Users wishing to run simulations on parallel architectures using domain decomposition are required to install from source and must have additional tools. The parallelization utilizes the standard Message Passing Interface (MPI), and the domain decomposition is performed using the METIS software package. When using the build script for a parallel computation, it is assumed that the top level directory for METIS (metis-4.0.3/) is in the $SU2_HOME directory.
If you would like to install METIS and compile SU2 using the build script, follow these directions:
- Download METIS 4.0.3 from the link above
- Untar the download and place the metis-4.03/ directory in the SU2v1.0/ directory (metis does not need to reside in the SU2_DDC/ directory)
- Run the build script, which will find, compile, and link the this version of the metis library automatically