Thursday, 20 December 2012


Welcome to the Solar wave modeller blog. This area will be used to report an activities in solar physics and in the development of a computational MHD framework used for modelling solar wave phenomena.

Parallel magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) algorithms are important for numerical modelling of highly inhomogeneous solar and astrophysical plasmas. SMAUG is  the Sheffield Magnetohydrodynamics Algorithm Using GPUs. SMAUG is a 1-3D MHD code capable of modelling magnetised and gravitationally stratified magnetised plasma. The methods employed have been justi ed by performance benchmarks and validation results demonstrating that the code successfully simulates the physics for a range of test scenarios including a full 3D realistic model of wave propagation in the magnetised and stratified solar atmosphere.

For details about SMAUG see the preprint at: smaug-preprint

SMAUG is based on the Sheffield Advanced Code (SAC), which is a novel fully non-linear MHD code, designed for simulations of linear and non-linear wave propagation in gravitationally strongly stratified magnetised plasma. 
See the reference at the Astronomy Abstracts Service.  reference

Some previous postings may be found here:
  1. Benchmarking SAC on Intel and AMD Processors
  2. Pre-release version of CUDA Enabled SAC Code
  3. First Joint UK-Ukraine Meeting on Solar Physics and Space Science
Some news items are here: