15 September 2018
Nick Featherstone, University of Colorado
Ryan Overdahl, University of Colorado
This workshop will provide an introduction to Rayleigh, an efficiently parallel, pseudo-spectral convection code for spherical and cartesian geometries. An overview of the underlying physics, the parallelization, and performance expectations on different architectures will be provided. Following the overview, participants will gain hands-on experience in running the code and visualizing output.
To participate fully in the tutorial, participants should have a basic knowledge of scientific Python and bring with them a reasonably modern laptop with Python 3.x and Matplotlib installed (4GB of ram preferred).
Over the wireless internet, participants will access RMACC Summit Supercomputer to run tutorial exercises. No additional software installation is necessary.
Rayleigh is written in primarily in Fortran and, optionally, employs simple C++ libraries for directory creation at runtime. In addition, Rayleigh depends on several commonly used external libraries. If you wish to install and run Rayleigh locally, you will need to install the following on your system prior to the tutorial.
8:00 Participant Introductions
Introduction to Rayleigh
Building and porting the code
Controlling code physics
1:00 Ensemble Mode
5:00 Tutorial Ends
More information and link to resources [webpage]
CU Engineering Center. Enter through courtyard by large stone orbs (south).
Discovery Learning Center, 1B65
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