Installation/Compatibility Matrix

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1 Introduction

This page aims to keep track of the versions of third-party applications vs OpenFOAM versions/variants.

If you have specific questions that are not answered here, please use the related forum thread: New wiki page: Compatibility Matrix of OpenFOAM vs third party applications


2 OpenFOAM Foundation

Official websites:

2.1 GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

Description
This is the standard compiler currently used by Linux distributions, as well as the usual one used for OpenFOAM.
Website
GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection
Compatibility matrix
OpenFOAM \ GCC 4.2.y 4.3.y 4.4.y 4.5.y 4.6.y 4.7.y 4.8.y
OF version 15.png unknown y=3,4,... none none none none none
OF Version 15x.png unknown y=3,4,... none none none none none
OF version 16.png none y=3,4,... none none none none none
OF Version 16x.png none y=3,4,... all none none none none
OF Version 170.png none y=3,4,... all none none none none
OF Version 171.png none y=3,4,... all all none none none
OF Version 17x.png none y=3,4,... all all none none none
OF Version 200.png none y=3,4,... all all unconfirmed unconfirmed none
OF Version 201.png none y=3,4,... all all unconfirmed unconfirmed none
OF Version 20x.png none y=3,4,... all all all unconfirmed none
OF Version 210.png none y=3,4,... all all all unconfirmed none
OF Version 21x.png none y=3,4,... all all all unconfirmed none



2.2 Intel C++ Compiler (ICC)

Description
This compiler is free for non-commercial users on Linux. Yields good/very good performance on Intel processors.
Comments
Latest GCC versions (4.5.0 and above) have been proven themselves to be on par or better than ICC.
Do not use ICC on non-Intel (AMD, Via, etc) machines - source: ICC on Wikipedia, section Criticism.
Website
Intel® Compilers
Overcoming compatibility issues
Intel Compiler 12.1 + Ubuntu 11.10 (gcc 4.6) + OpenFOAM 2.0.x
Compatibility matrix
OpenFOAM \ ICC 10.y 11.y 12.y
OF version 15.png unknown unknown unknown
OF Version 15x.png unknown unknown unknown
OF version 16.png untested unknown unknown
OF Version 16x.png untested unknown unknown
OF Version 170.png unknown 11.1 unknown
OF Version 171.png unknown 11.1 all (needs bug fix)
OF Version 17x.png unknown 11.1 all (bug fixed)
OF Version 200.png none none
(related bug report)
12.1
OF Version 201.png none none 12.1 (needs bug fix)
OF Version 20x.png none none 12.1
OF Version 210.png none none 12.1
OF Version 21x.png none none 12.1


3 OpenFOAM Extend Project

Extend Project websites:

3.1 GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

Description
This is the standard compiler currently used by Linux distributions, as well as the usual one used for OpenFOAM.
Website
GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection
Compatibility matrix
OpenFOAM \ GCC 4.2.y 4.3.y 4.4.y 4.5.y 4.6.y 4.7.y 4.8.y
OF Version 14dev.png unknown y=3,4,... unknown unknown none none none
OF Version 15dev.png unknown y=3,4,... unknown unknown none none none
OF Version 16ext.png unknown y=3,4,... all all unknown unknown none



4 FreeFOAM

FreeFOAM websites:

See the ChangeLog or the version control history.