Description

FDTD Solutions is a 3D Maxwell solver, capable of analyzing the interaction of UV, visible, and IR radiation with complicated structures employing wavelength scale features.

Availability

FDTD Solutions is available to researchers or research groups who have purchased a license for use on Flux.

Accessing

FDTD Solutions is part of the LSA contributed software library. To use it, you must load the software module:

$ module load fdtd-solutions

Running

Running from PBS

Use the followiung PBS script.  Be sure to replace “fdtd_group” below with the name you were assigned when your lab purchased a license, as well as change your uniqname, resource account name, resource requests, and FSP file directory name appropriately.

#PBS -N fdtd_example
#PBS -l procs=8,pmem=1000mb,walltime=02:00:00
#PBS -l gres=fdtd_group:1
#PBS -A example_flux
#PBS -l qos=flux
#PBS -q flux
#PBS -M uniqname@umich.edu
#PBS -m abe
#PBS -j oe
#PBS -V
#
echo "I ran on:"
cat $PBS_NODEFILE
cd ~/path/to/your/fsp-files

# Use mpirun to run with 8 cores
mpirun fdtd-engine-impi-lcl *.fsp

Additional information

Additional information is available on the FDTD Solutions web site at https://www.lumerical.com/tcad-products/fdtd/. For any Flux-specific assistance running FDTD Solutions, contact hpc-support@umich.edu.