The group anticipates: more cookbooks, nonlinear models: more testing and bug fixing, porting to new platforms (e.g., the Bluegene/Q machine at Texas A&M and the machines at the German High Performance Computing Centers), continued work on improving the manual, new ASPECT releases, work on a second ASPECT publication detailing, among other topics, how ASPECT treats compressible models.
Implementing Solvers in CitcomCU and CitcomS Workshop at University of California, Davis September 16-17, 2013 to address specific avenues for furthering solver capabilities for CitcomS and CitcomCU.
CIG Mantle and Lithospheric Dynamics Workshop, Joint with the Canadian Geophysical Union in Banff, Canada, May 4-7, 2014. Participants came together during 3 science sessions:
ASPECT Hackathon, May 14-23, 2014. Fourteen participants converged on Texas A&M in College Station, Texas for 10 days of code development while improving their coding skills and practices.
Code Release: ASPECT 1.0 & 1.1. The ASPECT developers group has added many new features including performance improvements, new and improved cookbooks, an improved temperature/composition stabilization scheme and active tracers.
The Citcom development group is also working on 3D spherical benchmarking with the ASPECT group as well as other research groups around the world.
Efforts continue in removing the Python code from CitcomS to streamline the code base, testing to ensure cookbooks work properly, updating the manual highlighting the multigrid solver, and adding PETSc as a solver option.