Simulating stellar hydrodynamics at extreme scale

Paul R. Woodward, Falk Herwig, Ted Wetherbee

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Simulating the hydrogen ingestion flash in asymptotic giant branch stars is discussed as an illustration of a computational science research problem demanding high performance computation at scale. The relation of this work to the National Strategic Computing Initiatives objectives is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8452054
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Simulations and code development discussed in this article were performed on the Blue Waters machine at NCSA under support from NSF PRAC awards 1440025, 1515792, and 1713200, as well as a subcontract from the Blue Waters project at NCSA. Partial support for the code development also came from contracts from the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. The scientific research described here was supported by the NSF through CDS&E grant AST-1413548 and through subcontracts from NSF’s JINA-CEE center (PHY-1430152). Simulations were also carried out on Canada’s Westgrid resources and research supported by an NSERC Discovery grant. Srend development was partly supported by NASA under award number NNX15AQ02A.

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  • Astronomy
  • High-performance computing
  • Hpc
  • National strategic computing initiative
  • Nsci
  • Physical science and computing
  • Physics
  • Scientific computing
  • Software engineering


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