Tamas I. Gombosi

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[1] The Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) provides a high-performance flexible framework for physics-based space weather simulations, as well as for various space physics applications. The SWMF integrates numerical models of the Solar Corona, Upper Atmosphere into a high-performance coupled model. The components can be represented with alternative(More)
We examine a data structure which uses flexible "adaptivity" to obtain high performance for both serial and parallel computers. The data structure is an adaptive grid which partitions a given region into regular cells. Its closest relatives are cell-based tree decompositions, but there are several important differences which lead to significant performance(More)
We present a parallel explicit/implicit time integration scheme well suited for block-adaptive grids. The basic idea of the algorithm is that the time stepping scheme can differ in the blocks of the grid for a given time step: an explicit scheme is used in the blocks where the local stability requirement is not violated and an implicit scheme is used in the(More)
The Space Weather Modeling Framework (SWMF) has been developed to provide NASA and the modeling community with a high-performance computational tool with " plug-and-play " capabilities to model the physics from the surface of the Sun to the upper atmosphere of the Earth. Its recently released working prototype includes five components for the following(More)
—A 3-D parallel adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) scheme is described for solving the partial-differential equations governing ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. This new algorithm adopts a cell-centered upwind finite-volume discretization procedure and uses limited solution reconstruction, approximate Riemann solvers, and explicit multi-stage time(More)
—Taking advantage of the advent of massively parallel computers, sophisticated solution-adaptive techniques, and recent fundamental advances in basic numerical methods we have developed a high performance, adaptive-scale MHD code capable of resolving many of the critical processes in the Sun–Earth system which range over more than nine orders of magnitude.(More)
Techniques that have become common in aerodynamics codes have recently begun to be implemented in space-physic codes, which solve the governing equations for a compressible plasma. These techniques include high-resolution upwind schemes, block-based solution-adaptive grids and domain decomposition for parallelization. While some of these techniques carry(More)