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Compiling GiBUU

Compiling GiBUU usually is as easy as typing make in the GiBUU base directory. However, a couple of options are available for special situations (see also Makefile Documentation).

Before compiling, make sure that all prerequisites are fulfilled.

You may compile your code via

make [VAR=val | ...]

with VAR = ...

  • FORT:
    • FORT = ifort,gfortran,...
    • FORT = /path/to/compiler/mycompiler
  • MODE:
    • MODE = opt0,opt1,opt2,opt3
    • MODE = opt4
    • MODE = opt5
    • MODE = lto
    • MODE = prof
    • MODE = callGraph
    • STATIC = 0|1

  • FPE:
    • FPE = 0|1|2|3

  • ARCH:
    • ARCH = 32
  • ARGS:
    • ARGS = "..."
  • withROOT
    • withROOT=1

Choosing a Compiler

By default the Makefile uses the first supported compiler which is found on your system (ifort, gfortran, sunf95 or pgf95 - in this order). But you can also tell the Makefile which compiler to use, by doing e.g.:

make FORT=gfortran

In this way you can also specify the exact path of the compiler explicitly:

make FORT=~/SolarisStudio12.4-linux-x86-bin/solarisstudio12.4/bin/sunf95

Choosing an Optimization Level

By default GiBUU is compiled with optimizing flags switched on, corresponding to compiler flags '-O3'. You may change the optimization level by calling e.g.

make MODE=opt1

This works with all compilers and lets you specify the optimization level (0-3).

1) Full debugging code for development and bug tracking is generated with

make MODE=opt0

2) Another option is to use profiling flags:

make MODE=prof

Currently this only works with ifort & gfortran, and produces an executable which is suitable for profiling with gprof.

3) In order to get the most optimized code, you may use e.g.

make FORT=gfortran MODE=lto ARGS="-march=native"
make FORT=ifort MODE=opt3 ARGS="-xHost"

Static vs. Dynamic Linking

Up to release 1.4, the GiBUU executable was always linked statically. Starting with 1.5, dynamic linking is the default, but the old behavior can be recovered via:

make STATIC=1

Floating Point Exceptions

Checks for floating point exceptions are turned off by default. To change this you can use e.g.

make FPE=0

This sets the level for floating point exceptions, which can be 0-3, where FPE=3 means none and FPE=0 means all. FPE=3 is the default. This flag is only supported with ifort and gfortran. Note: We recommend not to use FPE, unless you feel really adventurous. The resulting executable is likely to crash (in particular, PYTHIA has trouble with FPE).

Compiling against a ROOT installation

If you want to use the option of having event output in ROOT format (and have followed our instructions according the prerequisites ROOT and libRootTuple), you have to compile the code with the additional option

make withROOT=1

This allows, that you may choose ROOT output in your jobcard. It does not automatically sets this as the default output!

Parallel Make

If you have a multi-core machine, you can speed up the compilation process by specifying the number of cores to be used by make. E.g. on a quad-code machine you could do

make -j4

This can potentially be up to four times faster than the standard single-threaded make ("-j1"), since four files can be compiled in parallel.

Rebuilding from scratch

If you want to discard all the object files which have already been generated (e.g. to rebuild with a different compiler or different options, or after making major changes to the code), you should type

make renew

This will clean up all present object and module files and rebuild the dependencies, giving you a fresh start in building GiBUU.

Last modified 16 months ago Last modified on Oct 6, 2021, 5:14:53 PM