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24-28 August 2009
Heidelberg - Germany
Europe/Stockholm timezone

About the meeting

The Pencil Code User Meeting is an annual meeting dedicated to the Pencil Code. The purpose of the meeting is to bring regular users and core developers together to discuss scientific and technical progress since the last meeting, to instigate collaborative projects and to allow new users to learn more about the code and to interact with other users and developers. The Pencil Code Meeting 2009 will be held August 24-28 2009 at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany.

About the Pencil Code

The Pencil Code is a multipurpose code for massively parallel computing. It includes optionally hydrodynamics, magnetic fields, radiation, ionization, multi-species dust dynamics with coagulation, self-gravity and particles. It is developed and maintained under Subversion (SVN) by around 25 people with check-in permission and has been downloaded by around 500 registered users (without check-in permission). The code is tested nightly on several platforms and provides an excellent pedagogical tool for professional scientists as well as students to implement new code within an organized framework.

Topics

Here are some example topics that the meeting aims at covering:

  • Recent science results obtained with the Pencil Code
  • Physics recently added to the code, such as particle collisions
  • Recently added visualization techniques, such as on-the-fly 3D rendering and spherical slices
  • Technical issues
  • Future improvements to the code
  • ...

News

- The meeting is now open for registration (March)
- Registration is now closed (July)
- We acknowledge partial funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - German Research Foundation)

Organization

If you have questions concerning the meeting please contact Wladimir Lyra.

The Local Organizing Committee

  • Wladimir Lyra
    E-mail: lyra at mpia dot de
    Phone: (+49) 6221 528 258
  • Andras Zsom
    E-mail: zsom at mpia dot de
    Phone: (+49) 6221 528 321
  • Natalie Raettig
    E-mail: raettig at mpia dot de
    Phone: (+49) 6221 528 315

Program

Monday

09:50 - 10:00 Welcome

10:00 - 10:30 A Pencil Code tutorial class (Axel/Boris)
10:30 - 11:00 The new configuration scheme (Wolfgang)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:00 Status of the Pencil Code paper (Axel)
12:00 - 12:30 Pencil Code on many core architectures (Dayton)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Discussion: Auto-test (Wolfgang/Axel/Boris)
16:00 - 18:00 Discussion: Anelastic solver (Boris)

Tuesday

10:00 - 10:30 MHD simulations of the solar corona (Sven/Philippe)
10:30 - 11:00 Baroclinic instabilities in protoplanetary disks (Wlad)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:00 The Pluto code (Mario)
12:00 - 12:30 Pencil Code on a Blue Gene/P - are we ready to count processors by the thousands?(Anders)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Discussion: Configuration (Wolfgang/Axel)
16:00 - 18:00 Discussion: Initial conditions (Anders/Wlad)

19:00 - Conference Dinner

Wednesday

10:00 - 10:30 Internal wave attractors with the Pencil Code (Boris)
10:30 - 11:00 SPH and Euler potentials with the Pencil code (Axel)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:00 Current status of the combustion module (Natalia)
12:00 - 12:30 Simulating non-equilibrium chemical systems with the Pencil code: the problem of stiffness (Raphael)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Discussion: Polar coordinates (Wlad/Axel/Boris)
16:00 - 18:00 Discussion: Bug list / Miscellaneous

Thursday

10:00 - 10:30 Particle deposition on a cylinder in a cross flow (Nils)
10:30 - 11:00 Solid geometries with the immersed boundary method (Steinar)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:00 Planetesimal and Protoplanet Dynamics in a Turbulent Protoplanetary Disk (Chao-Chin)
12:00 - 12:30 Organizing simulation code collectives (Mikaela)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Discussion: Nested Pencil / Pencil AMR (Anders/Wlad)
16:00 - 18:00 Discussion: Bug list / Miscellaneous

Friday

Working day (a.k.a Hacking Frenzy)

Starts
Ends
Europe/Stockholm
Heidelberg - Germany
Hörsaal
Königstuhl 17
  • Andras Zsom
  • Natalie Rättig
  • Wladimir Lyra