Sunday, 20 December 2015

SMAUG is the Sheffield Magnetohydrodynamics Algorithm Using GPUs

Parallel magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) algorithms are important for numerical modelling of highly inhomogeneous solar and astrophysical plasmas. SMAUG is the Sheffield Magnetohydrodynamics Algorithm Using GPUs. SMAUG is a 1-3D MHD code capable of modelling magnetised and gravitationally stratified magnetised plasma.

The methods employed have been justified by performance benchmarks and validation results demonstrating that the code successfully simulates the physics for a range of test scenarios including a full 3D realistic model of wave propagation in the magnetised and stratifi ed solar atmosphere.
For details about smaug see the preprint at:smaug-preprint
 
SMAUG is based on the Sheffield Advanced Code (SAC), which is a novel fully non-linear MHD code, designed for simulations of linear and non-linear wave propagation in gravitationally strongly stratified magnetised plasma.

See the reference at the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy. SMAUG paper springer DOI: 10.1007/s12036-015-9328-y

See the reference at the Astronomy Abstracts Service. SMAUG paper at ADS
 
See the reference at the Astronomy Abstracts Service. SAC paper at ADS
 
A quick start guide to using smaug is available: Quickstart
 
The SMAUG code has been developed by the Solar Wave theory group SWAT at The University of Sheffield. Researchers and users downloading the code are requested to acknowledge and give credit to the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC) at The University of Sheffield.
For example
"Courtesy: SP2RC, University of Sheffield"

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