NSF Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Turk will give a talk on the philosophy and computational prescriptions behind the yt and Enzo communities. Enzo is an adaptive mesh refinement simulation code with a long history at NCSA, used for studying astrophysical phenomena from scales ranging from miles to gigaparsecs. yt is a volumetric analysis and visualization platform, originally designed to be applied to Enzo data but which has since expanded to encompass the outputs from many different simulation platforms within and outside astrophysics, as well as brain imaging, seismology, and nuclear engineering. I will demonstrate and review these platforms in the context of high-performance computing, such as on the Blue Waters system, and conclude by describing the methods by which communities have been designed and grown around them.
Pizza will be provided!