The Einstein Toolkit by Erik Schnetter

From Carpet Workshop
Title: The Einstein Toolkit
     We introduce the Einstein Toolkit, a collection of software 
components and tools for simulating and analyzing general relativistic
astrophysical systems.  Such systems include gravitational wave
space-times, collisions of compact objects such as black holes or
neutron stars, accretion onto compact objects, core collapse
supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts.
     This toolkit is developed as open software for relativistic
astrophysics.  Our aim is to provide the core computational tools that
can enable new science, broaden our community, facilitate
interdisciplinary research and take advantage of emerging petascale
computers and advanced cyberinfrastructure.  We believe that this
toolkit can also be constructively used in teaching numerical
relativity courses, and can help "getting started" in numerical
relativity research.
     The Einstein Toolkit builds on numerous software efforts in the
numerical relativity community including CactusEinstein, Whisky, and
Carpet.  The Einstein Toolkit currently uses the Cactus Framework as
the underlying computational infrastructure that provides large-scale
parallelization, general computational components, and a model for
collaborative, portable code development.
     We give a brief overview over the toolkit, its goals, and its current
state, and show examples of scientific results obtained by various
research groups employing this toolkit as basis of their research
Date: Friday, Aug. 27th, 2010.
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm.
Room: 78-2240.
Speaker: Erik Schnetter (LSU).