Gambit

Last modified: Tuesday February 21, 2012 3:44 PM

Environment Initialization

The gambit command will be available after initializing your environment:

    module load gambit

Documentation

Online documentation for Gambit can be found here.

Using Specific Versions of Gambit

Below shows how to list the available versions of Gambit:

hydra2% gambit -r

The releases available in /usr/local/Fluent.Inc area are: 
2.3.16
2.2.30

The example below shows how to choose version 2.2.30 for Gambit:

hydra2% gambit -r2.2.30

If no version is specified, Gambit will use the latest version by default.

Remote Display Problems

If you are having trouble running Gambit, please try using the '-dev x11' flag as shown below:

gambit -dev x11

The default driver is OpenGL and many SC users often do not have an OpenGL enabled X server on their computers.

Remote Display Problems with Mac Computers

If you are getting the following output from the "gambit -dev X11" command where your local computer is a Apple Mac computer and the remote system is a SC system:

hydra2% gambit -dev X11
Starting /usr/local/Fluent.Inc/gambit2.3.16/lnx86/gambit ...
Gambit build SP2006033020.
        Using X_DEVICE_DRIVER with standard visual.
Received X Error <9: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)>.
  XErrorEvent:
    display      = hydra2.tamu.edu:12.0
    type         = 0
    resourceid   = 87
    serial       = 242
    error_code   = 9
    FAQ request_code = 73
    minor_code   = 0

Received exception: SIGSEGV (segmentation violation)

Please use the -Y flag for your ssh command (eg. ssh -Y hydra2) to login to the SC system before starting Gambit.

Running Gambit in Batch Mode

You should use the following style of command in your batch job script for running Gambit in batch mode:

gambit -inp journalfile

See the following for more information about Gambit journal files: