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30 October 2012

272. Compiling NWChem on ROCKS 5.4.3/CentOS 5.6

Nothing weird with this one and it's all but identical to the build on debian, but here's a step by step anyway to help those who are computational chemists, but not sysadmins.

First compile openblas according to 

Next, create e.g. /share/apps/nwchem, like this
sudo mkdir /share/apps/nwchem
sudo chmod 755 /share/apps/nwchem

It will allows you to read, write and execute. It will allow group members and 'world' to read and execute, but not write.

If you've already built earlier versions of nwchem you want to skip the steps above.

You will need to go to and download version 6.1.1. Using the direct link ( with wget isn't working for me anymore.

Put your Nwchem-6.1.1-src.2012-06-27.tar.gz in /share/apps/nwchem and expand it.
tar xvf Nwchem-6.1.1-src.2012-06-27.tar.gz
cd nwchem-6.1.1-src/

export TCGRSH=/usr/bin/ssh
export NWCHEM_TOP=`pwd`
export NWCHEM_MODULES="all python"
export PYTHONHOME=/opt/rocks
export USE_MPI=y
export USE_MPIF=y
export USE_MPIF4=y
export MPI_LOC=/opt/openmpi
export MPI_INCLUDE=/opt/openmpi/include
export LIBRARY_PATH=$LIBRARY_PATH:/opt/openmpi/lib:/share/apps/openblas
export LIBMPI="-lmpi -lopen-rte -lopen-pal -ldl -lmpi_f77 -lpthread"
export BLASOPT="-L/share/apps/openblas/lib -lopenblas -lopenblas_nehalem-r0.1.1 -lopenblas_nehalemp-r0.1.1"
cd $NWCHEM_TOP/src
export FC=gfortran
make clean
make  nwchem_config
make  FC=gfortran |tee make.log
cd ../contrib

Before running it, edit src/config/makefile.h and change line 1957:
1957      EXTRA_LIBS +=    -lnwcutil  -lpthread -lutil -ldl -lz -lssl
You are now ready to build.
time sh

It took about 15 minutes to build -- a clear improvement over 6.1 for me (30 min+)

Create a default.nwchemrc in your /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/ folder
nwchem_basis_library /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/basis/libraries/
ffield amber
amber_1 /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/amber_s/
amber_2 /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/amber_x/
amber_3 /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/amber_q/
amber_4 /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/amber_u/
amber_5 /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/custom/
spce /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/solvents/spce.rst
charmm_s /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/charmm_s/
charmm_x /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/src/data/charmm_x/
Then each user can do
ln -s /share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src/default.nwchemrc ~/.nwchemrc

You might also want to add nwchem to path -- add
export PATH=$PATH:/share/apps/nwchem/nwchem-6.1.1-src
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/opt/openmpi/lib:/share/apps/openblas
to your ~/.bashrc