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MAESTRO, CASTRO, and SEDONA -- Petascale Codes for Astrophysical Applications

@article{Almgren2010MAESTROCA,
  title={MAESTRO, CASTRO, and SEDONA -- Petascale Codes for Astrophysical Applications},
  author={Ann S. Almgren and John B. Bell and Daniel N. Kasen and Michael Lijewski and Andrew Nonaka and Peter E. Nugent and Charles A. Rendleman and R. C. Thomas and Michael Zingale},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
Performing high-resolution, high-fidelity, three-dimensional simulations of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) requires not only algorithms that accurately represent the correct physics, but also codes that effectively harness the resources of the most powerful supercomputers. We are developing a suite of codes that provide the capability to perform end-to-end simulations of SNe Ia, from the early convective phase leading up to ignition to the explosion phase in which deflagration/detonation waves… Expand

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