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07 November 2011

Einstein Toolkit Workshop

From Oct 31st to Nov 3rd, maintainers, developers and users of the Einstein Toolkit met in Baton Rouge, LA, at the Center for Computation and Technology, to review the current status of the project, to discuss about future directions and to also actually work on getting there.

Over twenty local, national and international researchers discussed topics like infrastructure improvements due to data-driven scheduling, GPU-support within Cactus, an improved build system or a general elliptic solver interface, as well as improvements to the physics-related parts of the project, like the interface to different equations of state, different implementations of magneto-hydrodynamics and radiation transport.

After almost four exciting but also exhausting days, it became clear that while a lot was accomplished during the workshop, even more will be accomplished in the near or mid-term future.