The Cactus Code: A problem solving environment for the grid

G. Allen, W. Benger, T. Goodale, H. C. Hege, G. Lanfermann, A. Merzky, T. Radke, E. Seidel, J. Shalf

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Abstract

Cactus is an open source problem solving environment designed for scientists and engineers. Its modular structure facilitates parallel computation across different architectures and collaborative code development between different groups. The Cactus Code originated in the academic research community, where it has been developed and used over many years by a large international collaboration of physicists and computational scientists. We discuss how the intensive computing requirements of physics applications now using the Cactus Code encourage the use of distributed and metacomputing, describe the development and experiments which have already been performed with Cactus, and detail how its design makes it an ideal application test-bed for Grid computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 9th International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages253-260
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769507832
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event9th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2000Aug 4 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
Volume2000-January
ISSN (Print)1082-8907

Other

Other9th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period8/1/008/4/00

Keywords

  • Computer architecture
  • Concurrent computing
  • Design engineering
  • Distributed computing
  • Grid computing
  • International collaboration
  • Metacomputing
  • Performance evaluation
  • Physics computing
  • Problem-solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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