[aspect-devel] ASPECT 1.0 released

Timo Heister heister at clemson.edu
Wed Apr 16 08:33:02 PDT 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of ASPECT 1.0. ASPECT is the Advanced
Solver for Problems in Earth ConvecTion. It uses modern numerical methods such
as adaptive mesh refinement, multigrid, and a modular software design to
provide a fast, flexible and extensible mantle convection solver. ASPECT is
available from


This release contains a large number of changes, incorporating about one year
of work of the main authors and many contributors:
- a lot of new documentation
- new examples (2d/3d shells, GPlates, ...)
- option to remove rotational/translational modes
- big performance improvements
- compositional fields: reactions, boundary conditions
- support for periodic meshes
- output of dynamic topography
- incorporation of latent heat
- experimental PETSc support

Wolfgang Bangerth, Timo Heister, and many other contributors.

Timo Heister

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