7. Deployment with Docker¶
OpenMC can be easily deployed using Docker on any
Windows, Mac or Linux system. With Docker running, execute the following
command in the shell to build a Docker image called
docker build -t debian/openmc:latest https://github.com/openmc-dev/openmc.git#develop
This may take 5 – 10 minutes to run to completion.
This command will execute the instructions in OpenMC’s
build a Docker image with OpenMC installed. The image includes OpenMC with
MPICH and parallel HDF5 in the
/opt/openmc directory, and
Miniconda3 with all of the Python
pre-requisites (NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, etc.) installed. The
NJOY2016 codebase is installed in
/opt/NJOY2016 to support full functionality and testing of the
openmc.data Python module. The publicly available nuclear data libraries
necessary to run OpenMC’s test suite – including NNDC and WMP cross sections
and ENDF data – are in the
/opt/openmc/data directory, and the
environment variables are initialized.
After building the Docker image, you can run the following to see the names of
all images on your machine, including
docker image ls
Now you can run the following to create a Docker container called
my_openmc based on the
docker run -it --name=my_openmc debian/openmc:latest
This command will open an interactive shell running from within the Docker container where you have access to use OpenMC.
docker run command supports many
for spawning containers – including mounting volumes from the
host filesystem – which many users will find useful.