[Users] Einstein Toolkit Presentation at GR19

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Tue Jul 6 09:47:53 CDT 2010

Dear Einstein Toolkit Users

I will give a presentation on the Einstein Toolkit at the GR19 conference <http://www.gr19.com> in session B2 "Numerical Relativity and Astrophysical Applications".  I will speak on Thursday at 14:30 in room 1 (the plenary room).  I believe the schedule on the web site is outdated -- please look for on-site schedules that should be more accurate.

Title: The Einstein Toolkit

Authors: Erik Schnetter for the Einstein Toolkit Consortium

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


Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>   http://www.cct.lsu.edu/~eschnett/

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