A case study for petascale applications in astrophysics: Simulating gamma-ray bursts

C. D. Ott, E. Schnetter, G. Allen, E. Seidel, J. Tao, B. Zink

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Abstract

Petascale computing will allow astrophysicists to investigate astrophysical objects, systems, and events that cannot be studied by current observational means and that were previously excluded from computational study by sheer lack of CPU power and appropriate codes. Here we present a pragmatic case study, focussing on the simulation of gamma-ray bursts as a science driver for petascale computing. We estimate the computational requirements for such simulations and delineate in what way petascale and peta-grid computing can be utilized in this context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th ACM Mardi Gras Conference, MG '08
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event15th ACM Mardi Gras Conference, MG '08 - Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Duration: Jan 29 2008Feb 3 2008

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume320

Other

Other15th ACM Mardi Gras Conference, MG '08
CountryUnited States
CityBaton Rouge, LA
Period1/29/082/3/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ott, C. D., Schnetter, E., Allen, G., Seidel, E., Tao, J., & Zink, B. (2008). A case study for petascale applications in astrophysics: Simulating gamma-ray bursts. In Proceedings of the 15th ACM Mardi Gras Conference, MG '08 [1341831] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 320). https://doi.org/10.1145/1341811.1341831