The platform referred to as “CFD Direct From the Cloud (Arm)” offers a comprehensive solution for running OpenFOAM, an open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package, and its associated software components. This platform is specifically designed for instances that utilize Arm-based processors, such as the C6g, and it operates in a server mode without graphical applications. Users can access their instances through SSH for command-line access. For those in need of remote desktop functionality, it is recommended to use the standard CFDDFC version tailored for x86 processors.
OpenFOAM, or Open Field Operation and Manipulation, stands as a freely available open-source CFD software package. It boasts a substantial user base in both the commercial and academic realms, offering versatile capabilities. OpenFOAM is proficient in solving a wide array of problems, spanning complex fluid flow scenarios that encompass chemical reactions, turbulence, and heat transfer, as well as challenges related to solid dynamics and electromagnetics. Notably, OpenFOAM inherently supports parallel processing, enabling users to fully leverage the computing power available to them.