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Astronomy Colloquium: "The Einstein Toolkit: A Community Computational Infrastructure for Relativistic Astrophysics"

SpeakerGabrielle Allen, Professor, Department of Astronomy;  Associate Director, NCSA
Date Feb 4, 2014
Time 3:45 pm  
Location Astronomy 134
Sponsor Astronomy Department
Event type Colloquia
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High level component frameworks for large scale complex applications are being successfully developed and used in different science and engineering areas. Component frameworks provide benefits in their abstraction of complex capabilities such as parallelization or I/O, enable collaborative code development and code reuse, and provide a pathway to new integrated multiphysics simulation environments and large scale computing. This talk will provide an overview of the Cactus Framework focusing on how it is being used by the Einstein Toolkit Consortium to provide a community resource for computational relativistic astrophysics.

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