Jets From Young Stars V

High Performance Computing and Applications

  • José Gracia
  • Fabio Colle
  • Turlough Downes

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 791)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. High Performance Compuding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Honoré Tapamo
      Pages 3-46
    3. John Walsh, Brian Coghlan, Stephen Childs
      Pages 47-80
    4. Nicholas A. Walton, Eduardo Gonzalez-Solares
      Pages 81-113
  3. Applications in Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jürgen Steinacker
      Pages 117-135
    3. Turlough P. Downes
      Pages 137-153
    4. Rony Keppens, Zakaria Meliani, Hubert Baty, Bart van der Holst
      Pages 179-199
    5. Robi Banerjee
      Pages 201-222
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About this book


Studying the complex physical systems of stellar jets necessitates the incorporation of nonlinear effects which occur on a wide variety of length and timescales. One of the primary methods used to study the physics of jets is numerical simulations that apply high performance computing techniques. Such techniques are also required for analysing the huge modern astrophysical datasets.

This book examines those computing techniques. It is a collection of the lectures from the fifth and final school of the JETSET network, "Jets From Young Stars V: High Performance Computing in Astrophysics." It begins with an introduction to parallel programming techniques, with an emphasis on Message Passing Interface (MPI), before it goes on to review grid technology techniques and offer a practical introduction to Virtual Observatory. The second half of the book, then, is devoted to applications of high performance computing techniques, including 3D radiation transfer, to jet and star formation processes.

Aimed at graduate students in astrophysics, this book presents state-of-the-art methods, thereby offering interesting new insights to researchers in the field.


Accretion Relativistic jet Star accretion-ejection astro grid astrophysics data analysis grid computing high-performance computing message passing interface stellar stellar jets virtual observatory

Editors and affiliations

  • José Gracia
    • 1
  • Fabio Colle
    • 2
  • Turlough Downes
    • 3
  1. 1.MPI für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Dept. Astronomy & AstrophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzU.S.A.
  3. 3.School of Mathematical SciencesDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland

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