Setting up Fire Dynamics Simulator on HPC

Configuring the working programming environment for FDS

Edit the .bashrc file in your user home directory and add the environment variables for FDS6 to the path variable by adding this line:

export FDSPATH=/opt/FDS/FDS6

And adding this line, which adds to the already set environment PATH variable:


We can also add loading the FDS bashrc_fds file, which will include a few other important variables. I use the Linux editor “vim”, but you could also download the file (using Filezilla or similar) edit it on your desktop, and then upload it back. Here are the commands to get this done with vim while logged in to Mio.