[CIG-MC] Aspect plans for the future (and things we've worked on lately)

Wolfgang Bangerth bangerth at math.tamu.edu
Mon Feb 10 12:19:03 PST 2014

On 02/10/2014 12:53 PM, Scott King wrote:
> Thanks Wolgang and Timo, this is great.
> My suggestion is to add
> We are having twice monthly conference calls with Eric and Raj to discuss
> CitcomS development and spherical convection benchmarking and we see this
> continuing during the following year.  We have near term goals of 1)
> removing python code from CitcomS without loss of functionality for users,
> a first step in the integration with PetSc; 2) integration of PetSc in
> CitcomS, and 3) spherical benchmarking, both addressing performance and
> accuracy, with a first report due at the Banff workshop in May.   Following
> these tasks we will revisit integrating the temperature stabilization used
> in Aspect and perhaps using what we learn in the benchmarking.  My thinking
> on this last point is whether it is worth using a different method than
> Aspect in order to give us greater diversity in available methods. Doesn't
> need to be decided now, but I think we should keep an open mind.

Hi Scott -- if you propose to add to the Aspect portion of the plan that we 
participate in benchmarking and stay abreast of the Citcom development, then 
yes, we are certainly in agreement!


Wolfgang Bangerth               email:            bangerth at math.tamu.edu
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