Community Infrastructure for General Relativistic MHD
This report lays out a plan to create a modern, scalable, and open,community toolkit and cyber infrastructure for general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics. The availability of such tools would greatly advance computational capabilities across the fields of numerical relativity and computational astrophysics and provide the collaborative infrastructure needed to accelerate the development of simulation codes able to accurately model fully relativistic astrophysical systems. Systems of particular current interest are strongly gravitating systems with matter, such as the coalescence of binary neutron stars, core-collapse supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The provision of a GRMHD Toolkit would involve significant long term code development and a broad collaborative effort, presenting both social and technical challenges. This document is based on a proposal submitted to the NSF Physics at the Information Frontier (PIF) solicitation (October 2008) titled Community Infrastructure for General Relativistic MHD (CIGR).
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