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Instructions

Documentation for the Einstein Toolkit is a community effort and everyone is encouraged to contribute towards these pages. You need to login to the wiki to edit the documentation, to do this either

  • if you already have a personal LDAP login with the CCT use this
  • create you own login/password for the wiki (select local domain)

If you would like to make major changes to these pages please discuss first on the users@einsteintoolkit.org mail list.

Thanks for your contributions!

Weekly Users Call

Contents

Connection Details

We are using Blue Jeans to host the Einstein Toolkit meetings. The meeting is sponsored by the Perimeter Institute for theoretical physics.

  • Meeting Title: Einstein Toolkit
  • Meeting Time: Every Thursday at 9:00 Central Time
  • Connect via a web browser (recommended): https://bluejeans.com/194244555
  • Dial in via phone (if you cannot use a web browser):
    1. +1 866 826 8602 (Canada/USA) +1 647 427 3061 (Global Numbers)
    2. Enter Meeting ID: 256 841 6361
    3. Press #
  • Want to test your video connection? https://bluejeans.com/111

Google's Chrome browser is a good choice to connect since it will allow you to screenshare individual windows. Both of Chrome and Firefox have been successfully used for just audio connection and video reception (Safari on OSX only allows to download the OSX app, but not to connect directly in the browser).

Meeting Agenda

When adding a topic, please add your name next to the item you are proposing. Old meeting minutes can be found on the phone call minutes page.

2019-02-21

Minutes are here

2019-02-14

Minutes are here

2019-02-07

Minutes are here

2019-01-31

Minutes are here

2019-01-24

Minutes are here

2019-01-17

Minutes are here

2019-01-10

Minutes are here

2018-12-17

No advance agenda.

Minutes are here

2018-12-10

Minutes are here

2018-12-03

There was no advance agenda.

Minutes are here

2018-11-26

There was no advance agenda.

Minutes are here

2018-11-19

Minutes are here

2018-11-12

  • no meeting on 2018-11-12 due to overlap with Supercomputing 2018

2018-11-05

Minutes are here

2018-10-29

  • no formal agenda

Minutes are here

2018-10-22

Minutes are here

2018-10-15

  • no formal agenda

Minutes are here

2018-10-08

  • no formal agenda

Minutes are here

2018-10-01

Minutes are here

2018-09-24

Minutes are here

2018-09-03

Minutes are here

2018-08-27

Minutes are here

2018-08-20

Minutes are here

2018-08-13

Minutes are here

2018-08-06

Minutes are here

2018-07-30

  • wiki editing without accounts [RH]
  • memory consumption in BBH simulations [RH]
  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are here.

2018-07-23

  • Working group updates
  • wiki editing without accounts [RH]
  • SSL certificate for wiki server expiring August 18th [RH]
  • tutorial server still down [RH]
  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are here

2018-07-16

  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
    • status of gallery examples [RH]
      • BBH
      • Poisson equation
      • Scalar field using Multipatch code
      • TOV
      • BNS
    • milestones: from trac [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are here

2018-07-09

  • upcoming ET release in September [RH]
    • status of gallery examples [RH]
    • thorns to include [RH]
  • unanswered question on mailing list / open tickets without responses

Minutes are [1]

2018-07-02

  • upcoming ET release in August [RH]
    • thorns to include
    • announcement of major improvements / bugfixes
    • support for common OS
    • milestones: 2018-08
  • new user tutorial issues: 2149 2150 [2004 2147 [RH]
  • possible issue with QLM: 2160 [RH]
  • Backward compatibility in PreSync [SC]

Minutes are here

2018-06-25

Minutes are here: here

2018-06-18

No meeting on 2018-06-18 due to ET meeting at GT. ET meeting summary slides.

2018-06-11

Meeting minutes are here

2018-06-04

Meeting minutes are here

2018-05-28

Meeting minutes are here

2018-05-21

  • [RH] working group updates next week
  • [RH] incorporating WK's con2prim in GRhydro
  • [RH] server status
    • captchas on wiki sites
  • standing item: unanswered / ongoing questions on mailing list

Minutes are here

2018-05-14

  • [RH] planning for next ET release (due in June or August)
  • [RH] server status
    • ssl on trac and wiki sites
    • captchas on trac and wiki sites
  • standing item: unanswered / ongoing questions on mailing list

Minutes are here

2018-05-07

  • [RH] planning for next ET release (due in June or August)
  • [RH] server status
    • ssl on trac and wiki sites
    • captchas on trac and wiki sites
  • standing item: unanswered / ongoing questions on mailing list

Minutes are here

2018-04-30

2018-04-23

Minutes are here

2018-04-16

(Cancelled due to APS April Meeting?)

2018-04-09

Minutes are here.

2018-04-02

Minutes are here

2018-03-26

Minutes are here

2018-03-19

  • Status on updating Trac [SB]
  • Update on the working groups? [SB]
  • reviews of code to be included [RH]

Minutes are here

2018-03-12

  • Status on updating Trac

Minutes are here

2018-03-05

  • upcoming workshops [RH]

Minutes are here

2018-02-26

  • upcoming workshops [RH]
  • tickets for the next release [SB]
  • discussions on the mailing list [SB]

Minutes are here/

2018-02-19

  • Erik will give a summary of a Perimeter Institute workshop [ES]
  • Talk about tickets that didn't make it into the release [SB]
  • upcoming workshops [BK,SB]
  • update on openmp scaling on stampede2 [JH]

Minutes are here

2018-02-12

  • no agenda

Minutes are here.

2018-02-05

Minutes are here.

2018-01-29

  • [EB] [HW] Announce cosmoparticle mailing list and invite subscriptions.
  • [RH] [YZ] Failing tests in PITTNullCode when using --fast-math
  • [RH] status of ET testsuites for release
  • [RH} Hydro_RNSID review results
  • [JH] OpenMP Scalability

Minutes are here.

2018-01-22

Minutes are here

2018-01-15

  • [RH] ET release planning
    • date for release
    • thorns to include
    • items past inclusion deadline
    • status of review requests
  • [RH] ET US workshop at GT
    • dates
    • program
    • committees

Meeting minutes are here

2018-01-08

  • standing item: unanswered emails on list

Meeting minutes are here

2017-12-04

  • [EB] [HV] Discussion on Cosmo/Particle WG [2]
  • [RH] ET tutorial machine moved to JetStream at TACC but still through NDS
  • standing item: unanswered emails on list

Meeting minutes are here

2017-11-27

Meeting minutes are here

2017-11-20

Meeting minutes are here

2017-11-06

  • [RH] status update on the ET tutorial machine [5]
  • [RH] status update on the ET Jenkins server and failing tests
  • [RH] working groups [6]
  • [RH] rework tutorials using methods of software carpentry [7]
  • standing item: unanswered emails on list

Meeting minutes are here.

2017-10-30

Meeting minutes are here.

2017-10-23

Meeting minutes are here.

2017-10-16

[This will likely overlap with a LIGO/Virgo announcement]

2017-10-09

no meeting

02-Oct 2017

  • [RH] update on Euro ET workshop in Mallorca, Oct 11-14, http://grg.uib.es/EinsteinToolkit2017/
  • [RH] thorns for inclusion: GiRaFFE, RNSID. Review status?
  • [RH] Jenkins status update
  • [RH] Comet lustre data corruption update
  • [RH] Next ET release date

Meeting minutes are here.

25-Sep 2017

  • The cactusmaint@cactuscode.org email address is the one all users are directed to on cactuscode.org, and it seems to not work. Do we want to fix it, or just steer users to users@einsteintoolkit.org?
  • Please send to Gabrielle Allen any pictures or movies that can be used for Edfest. A first version of the movie is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpmcwmw6ewdklkf/EdFest.mp4?dl=0
  • First working group added to wiki, along with policies, procedures -- suggest that the first meeting of each month includes a review of milestones. I didn't get to work on the others from the SI2 proposal this week :(.

Meeting minutes are here.

18-Sep 2017

  • Progress on new tutorial machine setup

Meeting minutes are here.

11-Sep-2017

  • Demo of the RunView tool by Anna Neshyba and David Koppelman. This tool uses PAPI and CactusTimers to generate a graphical output (html) of Cactus performance.
  • Is it time for a new release of Cactus? The lack of new releases led at least one online user to conclude that Cactus was a dead project. Perhaps we should have a new Cactus release with each release of the ET?
  • Creation of a popular book about the science done by the Einstein Toolkit (Steven) -- I was thinking about ways to improve the visibility of the platform and attract new users and/or funding. Coincidentally, I've recently had some experience figuring out how to publish books on various platforms. These days it's fairly straightforward to publish books with no cost as paperback and ebook, or even hardcover. I was thinking that many of the people working on the ET could write a chapter, and I could handle the publishing. One can configure any level of profit for such endeavors, and I would like to suggest zero, since there are probably legal issues with the toolkit actually making money from such a thing. Does this sound like something people would be interested in?
  • switch ExternalLibraries over to github: svn checkout https://github.com/rhaas80/GSL

Meeting minutes are here.

28-Aug-2017

Minutes: http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2017-August/005739.html

21-Aug-2017

Minutes: http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2017-August/005739.html

14-Aug-2017

07-Aug-2017

Minutes: http://lists.einsteintoolkit.org/pipermail/users/2017-August/005706.html

Einstein Toolkit Working Groups and Development Teams

The idea of establishing working groups for the Einstein Toolkit was discussed at the Summer 2017 Workshop at NCSA, and is now being implemented. The initial ET Working Group Policies and Procedures document has been discussed and approved. New working groups should be proposed using the Working Group Template.

Planned Groups:

Established Groups:

Einstein Toolkit workshop information

Current

Past

Einstein Toolkit Seminars

It would be nice to organize a semi-regular series of talks with topics of general interest. This should include not only people from within the Einstein Toolkit. The ET web page already contains a (currently quite short) list, and now it is time to propose upcoming talks. In order to record and story voiced proposals, please use the wiki page Einstein Toolkit Seminar Proposals.

Release planning

  • Release Details - Plan, status and checklist for the upcoming release
  • Release Process - Description of the process that we go through for each release

Documentation

Regression Test Results

You can run regression tests using SimFactory.

Results from automated tests are available at https://build.barrywardell.net.

Performance Test Results

Projects

Maintainers

Getting Started with Wikis