The SWMF code can be downloaded free of charge, but there are some very real system requirements and limitations that prospective users need to be aware of. While SWMF is not export-controlled, we are required to track users of the code through a Registration Form before distribution of the code can be permitted.
To get you up and running models quickest, just follow the 3 step process, and you'll be ready to Download files.
SWMF is a highly tuned software framework and has some very specific requirements that must be met to use it:
On low resolution grids SWMF can run even on a single-processor work station. However, to do physically meaningful runs with several components, the SWMF should be run on a parallel machine.
If you don't have an FORTRAN 90 compiler, we suggest the GNU FORTRAN Compiler (version 4.5 or later) (http://gcc.gnu.org/fortran/), or the Intel ifort compiler (http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-compilers).
If you don't have an MPI library, we suggest OpenMPI (http://openmpi.org).
Email Address: email@example.com
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Center for Space Environment Modeling (CSEM)
C/O Tamas Gombosi
Space Research Building
University of Michigan
2455 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
After you've Read the SWMF License Agreement and sent it in, fill out this short registration form
The tar files for downloading contain the following content:
We distribute only the Most Recent Stable Release, chosen from automated runs over the last 30 days. Get the MRSR materials here.
Current SWMF MRSR:    2018-06-15 19:00