At Melbourne University, we're looking at simulation codes which can be eventually accessed remotely (via web interface, for example).

Initially I'm looking at the (in)famous Zeus-Mp. It is MHD code written in F77 and uses MPI.

ZeusMp has my notes about running it under linux.

An MHD Portal for Astrophysics on the Grid

As Brett says, ZeusMp is the first code we're looking at. Our very general plan is to build some sort of portal which allows us and our research colleagues to run simulations and access, visualise and maybe even analyse these simulations within the portal. A very brief overview of this MhdPortal is available!

-- BrettBeeson - 05 Sep 2003

Theory codes to add to the VO

Hi folks,

We've been writing quite a few funding proposals lately and it looks like the VPAC/APAC grant will actually provide a couple of programmers for 2004 which is excellent news. Thought you might be interested to hear what codes we're preparing for the TVO.

  • ZeusMP - A non-adaptive grid-based non-relativistic MHD code that can include non-ideal effects and body forces (.e.g gravity). Continue working on the Melbourne Uni MhdPortal to allow for various IC and BC etc.
  • GCD+ - 3D parallel tree+SPH galactic chemodynamical evolution code for studying galaxy formation and evolution. Includes radiative cooling, start formation, supernova feedback and metal enrichment. See Kawata & Gibson (2003).
  • MLAPM - A purely grid-based adaptive mesh refinement code for simulating collisionless cosmological dark matter. Finer grids are used in a recursive manner in high-density regions and then inter-particle forces are solved on the grid using Brandt's multigrid algorithm. See Knebe et al. (2001).
  • GEtool - Semi-analytic galactic chemical evolution code for modelling the evolution of spiral galaxies. See Fenner et al. (2002).
  • SWIFT - An integration package to evolve a set of mutually gravitational interacting bodies with a group of massless test particles to study long term Solar System dynamics. Includes four integration techniques. See Levison & Duncan (1994).
  • [X]oopic - A 3D, relativistic particle-in-cell code that calculates EM fields and charged part icle velocity distributions in a plasma for a variety of boundary conditions and multiple particle species. Key scientists: Skjaeraasen & Melatos (Melbourne).
  • SpheVor - Integrates equations of motion for an array and/or a tangle of quantized vortex line s in a superfluid. Key scientists: Peralta & Melatos (Melbourne).
  • MHD-GS - Computes hydromagnetic equilibria in 2D for a variety of boundary conditions by solving an elliptic Grad-Shafranov problem with the option of an integral flux-freezing constraint. Key scientists: Payne & Melatos (Melbourne)

Note that the "we" is definitely a collaborative "royal we"!

-- SarahMaddison - 11 Mar 2004

-- SarahMaddison - 26 Mar 2004