[Users] meeting minutes for 2020-02-06

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Thu Feb 6 10:03:35 CST 2020

On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 10:47 AM Roland Haas <rhaas at illinois.edu> wrote:
> * Are we ready to turn off CactusCode.org?
> ** all in favor for moving

I notice that this topic has been mentioned in the notes on the
Einstein Toolkit mailing list, but has not been announced (in an email
of its own), nor has it been mentioned on the Cactus mailing lists at

I understand that most of the active development these days is
happening on the context of the Einstein Toolkit, and that maintaining
the cactuscode.org domain web server seems like a burden, but Cactus
is usable by itself, and publicly stating that Cactus is subsumed by
the Einstein Toolkit greatly reduces the impact of the Toolkit on the
computational science side. This probably won't affect physics
funding, but this will make it more difficult to obtain funding from
non-astrophysics sources. For example, CISE might ask why they should
fund an astrophysics-only project where the maintainers decided
deliberately to restrict the target audience of their software.

I'm sure it's not only Zach who has links to the web site


Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>

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